Guatemala: A Step to the Right

Violence is commonplace in much of Latin America, but few of the continent's countries can match Guatemala in that department. In 1968 Communist guerrillas in Guatemala City murdered two U.S. military advisers, then machine-gunned U.S. Ambassador John Gordon Mein to death in broad daylight. During the recent election campaign they killed at least nine security officers, a mayoral candidate, a newspaper editor and a retired police chief. On the eve of last week's elections, they kidnaped Foreign Minister Alberto Fuentes Mohr, 41, forcing the government to release a 24-year-old urban guerrilla...

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