GUATEMALA: Voting Showdown

As Guatemala's sizzling presidential election campaign neared the Jan. 19 voting showdown this week, the candidates and the issues were clearly outlined in a glare of publicity, but the outcome was still shrouded in shadowy doubt. Running neck and neck were three top candidates:

GENERAL MIGUEL YDIGORAS FUENTES, 62, representative of the far right who riotously upset a try by followers of assassinated President Carlos Castillo Armas to put over a feeble successor in a quick and easy election last October. Although Ydi-goras' protesting street mobs reflected every hue in the political...