GUATEMALA: Down the Middle

Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas, by right of conquest and popular acclaim, last week took the presidency of Guatemala. The temporary junta, of which he was a member and Colonel Elfego Monzon the head, saw no reason to prolong its nervous interregnum and unanimously voted Castillo Armas into office. Then two Monzon supporters resigned, leaving the junta composed of the new provisional President, one of the officers who fought in his rebel army, and Monzon, who stayed on to be the voice of the regular Guatemalan army. Castillo Armas' 2,000 tattered troops planned...

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