NICARAGUA: A Madhouse ...

"That Arévalo. He hates me. I don't know why. Lord, he has troubles of his own in Guatemala—why bother to stick his nose into Nicaragua?" Nicaraguan Dictator Anastasio ("Tacho") Somoza, who is proud of his English, paused abruptly and jabbed a fat finger into the stuffed Guatemalan quetzal that hung by his desk. "The quetzal—symbol of liberty or death to the Guatemalans," he snickered. "There are lots of tame ones in the Bronx Zoo."*

The general hitched up his paunch, went on berating Guatemala's President. "Ever since Arévalo took office," he rumbled, "that...

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