GUATEMALA: Machine Derailed

As the first voters trooped to polling places to elect Guatemala City's mayor, Humberto Gonzalez Juárez, the official candidate, foresightedly stocked up on Scotch for a victory party. That he might lose was scarcely thinkable; González

Juárez had a big election fund and hundreds of campaign workers, plus the warm support of President Jacobo Arbenz, the pro-government leftist parties and the Communists. He did have one worry: his house might be too small for a proper post-election celebration.

The voting, under Guatemalan law, went on for three days. But last week, after the...

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