GUATEMALA: Counter-Order

President Carlos Castillo Armas clashed last week with the politically powerful law students of the National University, who threatened to strike unless the President permitted the return of eight politicos banished to neighboring countries for "plotting." Though they held no brief for the exiles, the students burned with righteous anger against the penalty of deportation, which is in such bad repute that Guatemala's forthcoming constitution specifically forbids it. Castillo Armas talked it over with student leaders, sensibly decided not to create martyrs needlessly, ordered Guatemalan consulates to give the deportees re-entry...

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