The retrospective history of the Republic of Guatamala

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Books Reveal Secret Lives of Ex-guerrillas
Ceigua Weekly Briefs, 25 September 1997. Peace has encouraged many Guatemalans to come forward and speak about the past—among them the nation's former rebels. The book, Fernando Hoyos: Donde Estas? (Where Are you?), tells the story of one of the nation's best-loved guerrilla fighters.
Former Leader of URNG Army of the Poor Dies in Guatemala
Centr-Am News, Sept. 13—19 1998. Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG) leader Ricardo Arnoldo Ramirez de Leon, whose nom de guerre was Rolando Moran, died in Guatemala City on September 11. He was 67 years old and held the post of Secretary General of the URNG.
20 years since scorched earth policy in Guatemala
DEJURE, CALDH Press Release, 25 March 2002. In Guatemala in 1981, the government of Romeo Lucas Garcia initiated a scorched earth campaign resulting in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Eframn Rmos Montt continued the campaign during 1982. These were the most intense years of the 36 year civil war.
Survivors observe anniversary of Guatemala coup
By Greg Brosnan, Reuters, 23 March 2002. In March 1982, Gen. Efrain Rios Montt appeared on Guatemalan television to announce he had taken power in a coup that ushered in one of the bloodiest periods in the country's 36-year civil war. Paramilitaries unleashed a wave of terror on Guatemala's countryside in which thousands of alleged rebel supporters were shot and hacked to death.