GUATEMALA: Slipping Fast

Torn from his family and accused of plotting against the government, Juan Cordova Cerna was kicked across the jungled border from Guatemala into Honduras three years ago. Anti-Communist Juan Cordova was a wealthy, well-born lawyer (at one time retained by the U.S.-owned United Fruit Co.) and a bitter enemy of the pro-Communist government that then ruled Guatemala. Last week Lawyer Cordova was again escorted over the border into Honduras. This time the ousting came from the government of President Carlos Castillo Armas, whose 1954 anti-Communist invasion-revolution Cordova had aided mightily.


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