New PDF release: A Beauty That Hurts (The Linda Schele Series in Maya and

By W. George Lovell

notwithstanding a 1996 peace accord introduced a proper finish to a clash that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent earlier keeps to scar its stricken current and turns out destined to hang-out its doubtful destiny. George Lovell brings to this revised and multiplied version of A attractiveness That Hurts a long time of fieldwork all through Guatemala, in addition to archival learn. He locates the roots of clash in geographies of inequality that arose in the course of colonial occasions and have been exacerbated by way of the force to advance Guatemala's assets within the 19th and early 20th centuries. The traces of war of words have been entrenched after a decade of socioeconomic reform among 1944 and 1954 observed modernizing projects undone by way of an army coup sponsored by means of U.S. pursuits and the CIA. A United international locations fact fee has validated that civil conflict in Guatemala claimed the lives of extra that 200,000 humans, the majority of them indigenous Mayas.Lovell weaves documentation approximately what occurred to Mayas particularly throughout the warfare years with bills in their tricky own events. in the meantime, an intransigent elite and a strong army proceed to profit from the inequalities that brought on armed rebellion within the first position. susceptible and corrupt civilian governments fail to impose the rule of thumb of legislations, therefore making sure that Guatemala is still an embattled state the place postwar violence and drug-related crime undermine any semblance of orderly, peaceable life.

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