A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 19, 1954

A recent note from TIME Correspondent Harvey Rosenhouse in Guatemala City began: "Shortly before the battle for Guatemala broke out, I arrived home one evening to learn that a guardia judicial (secret policeman) had waded through my muddy street that day to question my wife Ruth about my activities. He had passed it off by calling it just a 'routine call.' However, a friend I knew in the government phoned me soon after, and asked me to call him immediately on another phone. I did and he explained that my home phone was tapped...

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