GUATEMALA: Heat on a Tyrant

Few months ago a quetzal, rare and beautiful national bird of Guatemala, was brought to Guatemala City and put on exhibition in the zoo. The people were indignant; the quetzal, their symbol of freedom, was said to die if imprisoned.* They waited. Sure enough, the quetzal died. The people nodded their heads.

Dollars & Blood. Visitors from the U.S. have loudly praised Guatemala's Dictator Jorge Ubico. They have admired Guatemala's orderliness, its clean-swept streets, its impressive public buildings. But these observers did not see, or else ignored, the real Guatemala behind this...

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