Through thronged streets in Guatemala City last week rolled an open Chrysler carrying two men who looked astonishingly like President Carlos Castillo Armas and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon.
"Ricardo!" pleaded the first, "Guatemala needs a handout!"
"Hey!" protested the second, "I just gave you $6,000,000!"
"I know," cried the first, "but my secretary already stole that!"
Once a year in Guatemala, everything that is revered, respectable, powerful or pompous gets powerful but highly irreverent ribbing. The occasion is the traditional Eastertide Strike of students at the University of San Carlos, one of the most merciless...