GUATEMALA: The Bitten Hand

In the continuing process of learning the subtle difficulties involved in giving away money, the U.S. got a lesson last week from Guatemala.

Over the past five years, Washington's International Cooperation Administration has poured $80 million into Guatemala, built eight agricultural-experiment stations, three agrarian-resettlement projects, miles of roads, including the Atlantic highway. But it has not pleased Clemente Marroquin Rojas, 62, last year's Vice President and now Agriculture Minister. Curmudgeon Marroquin Rojas, terrible-tempered owner-editor-publisher of the daily La Hora, holds nothing sacred. He has attacked his own boss, President Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes ("General, watch yourself"), and the Roman Catholic Church...

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