BRITISH GUIANA: Liberty Deferred

With 1,600 Marines and Royal Welch Fusiliers aboard, four British warships sped to British Guiana a year ago to enforce London's decision to suspend the South American colony's seven-month-old constitution and thereby stifle its Red-infiltrated government. Since then, restive British Guiana has remained under a state-of-emergency rule by Crown-appointed Governor Sir Alfred Savage.

In London last week, the British government made public the report of a four-man commission appointed to study the Guiana crisis. Its conclusion: "Conditions for sound constitutional advance do not exist in British Guiana today." The report was harshly candid (said the Manchester Guardian: "To read it...

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