Guatemala: A New Red Offensive

Communist subversion takes many forms in Latin America. In Venezuela, it is killing city policemen and blowing up pipelines. In Peru, it is peasant invasions of highland haciendas. In Uruguay, it is strikes and demonstrations. In Guatemala, Communists are using another weapon: kidnaping. Over the past few months, the Communists have thrown a crippling scare into the business community, weakened the economy and, with the approach of presidential elections, visibly shaken the reform-minded government of Colonel Enrique Peralta Azurdia, 57, who has been running the country since 1963.

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