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Twilight of the General

Twilight of the General

  • May 11, 2013
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Guatemala is not a country that has had much to celebrate in the last half a century.   In 1954, a US-backed coup overthrew the centre-left government of Jacobo Arbenz, and ushered in a thirty year period of civil war, counterinsurgency campaign and state terror in which some 200,000 people were killed, mostly by the...

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