EL SALVADOR: No Sanctuary

From El Salvador, whose Theosophist-Dictator Maximiliano Hernández Martinez suppressed a bloody revolt a few weeks ago (TIME, April 17), came the first news of the aftermath, and of new trouble for the Dictator.

The Graveyard. One casualty of the revolt was U.S. popularity. While the fighting was still going on, Colonel Tito Calvo, a rebel leader, drove up to the U.S. Embassy in a tank. He asked for Ambassador Walter Thurston, pleaded the ancient right of asylum. Thurston correctly told him that the U.S. recognized no such right. After the Colonel was seized and shot, Salvadorians blamed the U.S. for his...

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