República de Guatemala
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Guatemala was established on 17 April, 1839, after having formed for 18 years part of the Confederation of Central America. Following the revolution of June, 1954, which overthrew and exiled President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán and brought Col. Castillo Armas into power, the Constitution of 1845 was replaced in Aug., 1954, by a ‘Political Statute.’ On 2 Feb., 1956, the new Constitution was signed by the President. For the 1945 Constitution see The STATESMAN’S YEAR-BOOK, 1954, p. 1094.


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Books of Reference

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1956

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