The Hemisphere: Guatemala

THE point at which Invader Carlos Castillo Armas slogged into Guatemala last week is a tangled jungle, exotically sprinkled with the elaborately carved volcanic rock columns left 1,500 years ago by the Mayas. Much of the rest of the country is also dank rainforest. Out of these green lowlands, along the Pacific Coast, rise mountain ranges, mistily blue and sullenly beautiful, that cup seven sparkling lakes and top out in 33 symmetrical volcanoes, each with a puff of cloud caught eternally around its peak. Fertile volcanic soil six feet thick covers the high...

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