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Guatemala

  • Nicholas O. Berry

Abstract

The intensity of strife in Guatemala has risen and fallen during the past forty-two years. The situation is one of classic, class-ethnic violence. The more affluent ladinos have killed to keep control of the government. Maya Indians, campesinos, and urban workers led by intellectuals and labor leaders have struggled to have a government that would serve their needs. The oppressed spawned a guerrilla force, and it killed too. Perhaps 150,000 died—mostly Indians. Ten times as many were displaced, of whom about 40,000 fled across the border into Mexico.

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Civil Society Geneva Convention Guatemala City United Fruit Guerrilla Force 
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Notes

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© Nicholas O. Berry 1997

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