GUATEMALA: Outright Murder

A protest ends in tragedy

There were 34 of them, Indian peasants from the troubled Guatemalan province of El Quiché. As they entered the Spanish embassy in Guatemala City at 9:30 one morning last week, some were bearing machetes. Others, according to police accounts, were carrying pistols and Molotov cocktails. In short order, the embassy was peacefully occupied, and the Indians announced that they would hold a news conference at noon. In another part of the building were Spain's Ambassador Máximo Cajal y López, Guatemala's former Vice President Eduardo Caceres Lehnhoff and onetime Foreign Minister Adolfo Molina Orantes. They immediately...

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