GUATEMALA: Battle of the Backyard

(See Cover) In Guatemala, a lush, green little country only 1,000 miles from the U.S.. anti-Communist and pro-Communist forces were locked in battle this week. What kind of war was it? Guatemala's Communist-line government called it "aggression" and "invasion," and shrilled accusations against its neighbors, including the U.S. The lightly armed insurgents who moved in over the eastern border from Honduras called themselves the Army of Liberation, took for their motto "God and Honor," and urged all true Guatemalans to join them against the government and its Red friends. The first...

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