GUATEMALA: State Visit

At Washington's National Airport, the door of the big Constellation swung open and President Carlos Castillo Armas and his pretty, dark-eyed wife plunged into the pleasant confusion with which the U.S. welcomes visiting heads of state. Guns boomed, bands played, troops paraded. Smiling Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat hurried up to greet the Castillo Armases like the friends they have been since the Nixons' Caribbean tour last February. "Again!" shouted the photographers over and over. "It's an old American custom," Nixon explained. "I know," replied Castillo Armas. "They do...

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