Guatemala: Caught in the Crossfire

U.S. Ambassador John Gordon Mein had just left his residence in the suburbs of Guatemala City after a luncheon honoring a visiting State Department specialist in Central American affairs. He was alone in the rear seat of his chauffeured Cadillac as the big sedan moved north along Avenida la Reforma. A small green Toyota suddenly pulled in front and forced Mein's car to the curb. A red Buick darted up to block the embassy car from behind. Two men in green fatigues got out of the Toyota and ordered Mein from his car at the point of a submachine...

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