United States intervention (1960–1996)

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Papers Expand on U.S. Role in Guatemala
By Douglas Farah, Washington Post, 12 March 1999. The U.S. diplomat, Peter Vaky, in late 1960s wrote an extensive memo condemning his embassy's tolerance of state-sponsored terrorism, targeted innocent civilians and undermined American principles.
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s; A less publicized ‘final solution’
A chapter from Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, by William Blum. Guatemala's final solution for mainly Indian peasants and urban poor, has been going on rather longer than the more publicized one of the Nazis. The ever-accumulating discontent issued forth in 1962 in a desperate lunge for alleviation by a guerrilla movement, but it was thrown back in the 60s by a Guatemalan-American operation reminiscent of the Spanish conquistadores in its barbarity.
ORPA Denies CIA Aid
Cerigua Weekly Briefs, 11 March 1997. An example of a U.S. dirty tricks campaign to split the guerilla movement by getting U.S. press to print false rumors in early 80s.
Reagan administration's links to Guatemala's terrorist government
By Allan Nairn, Covert Action Quarterly, Summer 1989. Guatemala's death squads say they struck a deal with Ronald Reagan to restore U.S. weapon sales and training facilities to the Guatemalan military and police, curtail State Department criticism of the Guatemalan regime's human rights violations, and possible U.S. military intervention to shore up the Guatemla government. Close association of the U.S. with the Guatemal's far right in the 1980s.
Intelligence Oversight Board releases report
Central America Update, 15-30 June 1996. Shortly after revelations that a Guatemalan colonel implicated in high-profile killings was on the CIA payroll, the U.S. government took steps to deny any criminal wrong doing. It did admit that the CIA maintained human rights abusers as paid assets as late as 1994, and it withheld information from U.S. Congress.