GUATEMALA: The Ordeal of Mario Quinonez

In the Guatemala of President Jacobo Arbenz, no Communist himself but a grateful friend of Red and pro-Red supporters, it has become a dangerous thing to be an open antiCommunist. Last week Guatemala City newspapers told of the unforgettable lesson that anti-Red Law Student Mario Quiñónez received at the hands of the police.

A fortnight ago, unidentified saboteurs bunglingly attempted to dynamite Guatemalan power plants. A few days later, three plainclothesmen from the civil guard knocked on the door of the Quiñónez house in Guatemala City. After searching the place from attic...

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