THE AMERICAS: The Problem of Guatemala

Because the U.S. views Communism in Guatemala as a menace to hemisphere security, it wants the 21 American republics to take joint action against this danger at the Inter-American Conference in Caracas next March. But the U.S. is running into trouble trying to get the Latin Americans to agree to anything like a strong line against Guatemala's fellow-traveling government. It is even having difficulty finding a suitable neighbor to take the lead in presenting the case under the 1947 Rio pact provision for joint measures against "an aggression which is not an armed attack."

Like many Europeans, the Latinos are...

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