Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Guatemala: Occupied Country” as Want to Read:
Guatemala: Occupied Country
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Guatemala: Occupied Country

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published 1969 by Monthly Review Press (first published 1967)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Guatemala, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Guatemala

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 50)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
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.
Guillermo Escano
Guillermo Escano marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2016
Aslınur Memiş
Aslınur Memiş marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2016
Violante marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2016
Renan Virginio
Renan Virginio marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2016
Peadar marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2016
Noirin Coffey
Noirin Coffey marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2016
Paquintosh marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2015
Patrick marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2015
Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2015
Alejandra is currently reading it
Aug 09, 2015
Haley Pritchard
Haley Pritchard marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2015
Chris Swart
Chris Swart marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2015
Brian Delgado
Brian Delgado marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Tiffany marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2015
Kate marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2015
Alejandra García
Alejandra García marked it as to-read
May 13, 2015
Valentina Aurre
Valentina Aurre marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2015
Roland Howard
Roland Howard rated it it was ok
Oct 31, 2014
Bhavya V
Bhavya V marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2014
Hiyabu Tahir
Hiyabu Tahir marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2014
Mysoulsonice marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
Saraí marked it as to-read
May 11, 2014
Mohamed Magdy
Mohamed Magdy marked it as to-read
May 11, 2014
Amir Sagiv
Amir Sagiv marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2014
Jimmy Recinos
Jimmy Recinos rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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.

The author himself has proclaimed his ob
More about Eduardo Galeano...

Share This Book