THE AMERICAS: Terror at Home

Guatemalans were looking nervously over their shoulders last week, as the pro-Communist government of President Jacobo Arbenz began to crack down on its opponents. A dozen prominent citizens made sudden dashes for asylum in foreign embassies; hundreds went into hiding. The country's leading aviator climbed into his Cessna and fled to El Salvador. The chief of the anti-Communist Workers Committee, newly named to the post after the body of the former chief was found floating in Lake Atitlán, disappeared. Plain-clothes police bustled around the capital, searching houses, running down fugitives, laying...

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