Guatemala: Caught in the Crossfire

Attacked by left and right, the moderates keep campaigning

El Salvador received most of the attention in Central America last week, but this Sunday the citizens of Guatemala (pop. 7.5 million) will vote in another violence-torn presidential election. Since 1977, an estimated 13,000 people have died in the chaotic and brutal confrontation of the government, Marxist-led guerrillas and right-wing paramilitary forces. The favorite to win the election is the Popular Democratic Front's General Anibal Guevara Rodriguez, the latest officer to represent the mainstream of the conservatives who have controlled the country...

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