GUATEMALA: Chilacayote

Guatemalan oppositionists regretfully pinned the nickname chilacayote (a tough, little pumpkin) on durable President Juan José Arévalo when his car plunged over a precipice, fell apart while the President remained whole (TIME, Dec. 31). Last week oppositionists had a new angle. Said they: shortly after the wreck, the presidential staff rushed to the market, bought up a lot of chilacayotes for a presidential blood transfusion.


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