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Guatemala: Occupied Country

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Hardcover, 159 pages
Published 1969 by Monthly Review Press (first published 1967)
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Paul
Oct 16, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book looks at life in the Central American country of Guatemala since the 1954 CIA-sponsored coup that brought the military to power. The extreme Right operates with impunity all over the country, protected by the army and police, while on the Left, guerrillas organize in the cities and countryside.

In the early 1950s, the elected president, a man named Arbenz, was interested in agrarian reform. He expropriated idle land owned by the United Fruit Company, and planned to divide it up among sm
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Raul Ortega
Feb 25, 2014 Raul Ortega rated it it was amazing
All eye opening on the social, political and economic situation not only of Guatemala but from all Latin American countries in the time of comunism and the aftermath. Uncorrupted vision of a great historian and writer of our time, uncompromising his recap of the US influence in the shaping of Latin America oligarchy and dictatorship.
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Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. His best known works are Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1986) and Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) which have been translated into twenty languages and transcend orthodox genres: combining fiction, journalism, political analysis, and history.

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