THE AMERICAS: Plague-Control Plan

Faced with the growing threat of Communist power in Guatemala, the hemisphere's 20 other nations agreed last week that a consultative meeting of the Organization of American States is now essential.

The most notable convert to the idea of holding such a meeting was Mexico, whose complacent view of Guatemala as a little country going through a period of revolutionary reform was abruptly upset last month when her southern neighbor received 2,000 tons of Communist arms and ammunition. A formal call for the conference, to meet around July 1, probably in Montevideo, is expected this week.

The U.S. will offer the...

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