GUATEMALA: La Maciste

Guatemala's Dictator Jorge Ubico last week had every reason to be nervous about the unrest in neighboring El Salvador (see col. 1). If El Salvador could defy a tyrant, Guatemalans might try the same thing.

A supporter and confidante to whom Ubico undoubtedly looked for comfort was a remarkable woman named Julita Quiñones. Officially, she is at the head of a Government bureau in charge of meals and supplies for public schools. Actually, she wields power in scale with her bulk (Guatemalans swear that she is 6 ft. 7 in. tall).

The people...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!