GUATEMALA: Jacobo & the Reds

Communist Deputies to Congress led the May Day parade in Guatemala City, carrying a billowing blue-and-white Guatemalan flag. A few paces behind them, bearers flaunted a big portrait of Ho Chi Minh. One of the 45 floats that followed showed a villainous Uncle Sam with blood dripping from one clawlike hand.

After three hours of marching, the 15,-ooo paraders massed in front of the National Palace. On the balcony, flanking President Jacobo Arbenz, were the warm-up speakers, Labor Chieftain Victor Manuel Gutierrez and Peasant Boss Leonardo Castillo Flores. both Reds. They plugged solidarity with Viet Minh and similar causes. Arbenz...

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