Guatemala: Echoes from a Sardine

A stormy old name out of Central America's turbulent past was stirring new winds last week. From Venezuela, where he lives in exile teaching "History of Philosophy and Culture," Juan José Arévalo, 57, the anti-Yankee President of Guatemala from 1945 to 1951, announced that he will return home next month to start building for the 1963 presidential elections. As he prepared his comeback, one of his old U.S.-baiting books—The Shark and the Sardines, published in 1956 —was raising hackles in the U.S. in a new printing hotly promoted by Castroites.

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