GUATEMALA: When the Blood Began to Run

Not long after he was inaugurated as President of Guatemala last July, Right Wing Army Colonel Carlos Aarña Osorio complained wearily to his people: "But you are so hard to govern." Since November, when Araña declared a state of siege, armed thugs of every political variety have been doing their best to remedy that problem by eliminating as many Guatemalans as possible. According to the Latin American Federation of Christian Trade Unions (CLASC), a Catholic labor movement based in Venezuela, at least 700 and possibly 1,000 have been murdered; some 4,000 have...

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