The Civil War (1960–1996)

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Chronology Of Guatemala's 36-Year Civil War
Reuter, 29 December 1996. A chronology of events prior to and during the 36-year war that ended in December 1996 when the government and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit sign a definitive peace treaty. Perspective here is that of the capitalist press.
NGOs Demand World Bank Investigation Into 1980s. Massacres at Guatemalan Dam Report Reveals 376 Murdered After Resisting Eviction
International Rivers Network/Witness for Peace, press release, 9 May 1996. World Bank involvement with Guatemala's Chixoy Dam. Between 1980 and 1982 some 376 people, mostly women and children, were brutally murdered in a series of massacres when they resisted eviction from their village of Rio Negro to make way for the Chixoy Reservoir.
Genocidal war in Colombia parallels Guatemalan atrocities
By Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales, Fresno Bee, 8 March 1999. Guatemala's truth commission report confirms that its military was involved in a genocidal 36-year war, mostly against the indigenous Mayan population and flatly contradicts the Cold War assessments by the U.S. State Department. The report finds other primary targets were campesinos, labor, community and human rights organizers, teachers, students, intellectuals and religious workers. The war claimed upward of 200,000 people.
Where are the compeneras? Guerilla broadcaster Juana Mendey Rojas
By Esty Dinur, Guatemala, Women's International Net, June 1998. Mayan Juana Mendez Rojas was one of the voices thousands of Guatemalans heard during the late 1980's on the clandestine radio station run by guerrillas. Sixty percent of Guatemala's population is Maya, who have been the target of repression for millennia. Mayan women in particular are discriminated against and marginalized, even by former revolutionaries.