demographics, economy, modern history to 1994
Documentation Project, National Security Archives
CIA Incursions Throughout the
World - Guatemala
1954: Behind the CIA
Guatemala Coup In 1954, the CIA instigated a coup in Guatemala that ousted President
Jacobo Arbenz and strangled the country's nascent democracy.
CIA Death Lists &
Guatemala's 'Killing Fields' Since the CIA sponsored coup in 1954, the CIA pressed to
make Guatemala a "killing field" for suspected communists
reconquista de Guatemala
Human rights resources
Harbury, Jennifer. 1994. Bridge of Courage: Interviews of Indian victims of
repression. Common Courage Press, Monroe Maine.
Haugaard, Lisa. 1996. Admissions and Omissions: Dark Truths About The CIA's
Involvement In Guatemala. In These Times 20 (18): July 22-Aug 4, 1996.
Jonas, Susanne. 1991. The Battle for Guatemala: Rebels, Death Squads, and U.S.
Power. Westview Press. Boulder CO.
Menchu, Rigoberta. 1984. I, Rigoberta Menchu. The personal story of the Nobel
Laureate who, after the separate murders of her father, brother and mother, helped
organize Mayan resistance. Verso, London.
North American Council on Latin America. 1996. An Interview with Rigoberta Menchu
Tum. A February update.
NACLA Report On The Americas. 29(6): May/June, 1996. New York.
Painter, James. 1989. Guatemala: False Hopes, False Freedom. Catholic Institute for
International Relations, London.
Schlesinger, Stephen and Stephen Kinzer. 1983. Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of
the American Coup in Guatemala. Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, New York.
(see Latin America, intelligence)