GUATEMALA: Under Western Eyes

July seems to be the month for violence in Guatemala. In that month of 1949, the assassination of Colonel Francisco J. Arana, chief of the armed forces, sparked a brief, bloody revolt against the left-wing government of President Juan Jose Arevalo. The following July, anti-Arevalo demonstrations in Guatemala City touched off another uprising. Last week again, there were gunfire and bloodshed in the streets of the capital.

"Enemies of the People." Trouble began when Gabriel Alvarado, director of the National Orphanage and an avowed Communist, dismissed three Roman Catholic nuns of the...

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