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Of Centaurs And Doves
Guatemala's Peace Process

ISBN 9780813334684
Published March 24, 2000 by Routledge
319 Pages

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Book Description

"In a century of horrors, Guatemala from 1954 to the present has been a bloody scene of some of the worst horrors—and the United States has been deeply involved. Drawing upon 30 years of experience in Central America, hundreds of interviews, and analyses of the vast documentary materials, Susanne Jonas masterfully explains not only how the Guatemalan tragedies, the U.S. involvement, and the stumbling 1990s peace process developed. She also raises fundamental questions about the badly misunderstood and much over-hyped 'democratic transition' supposedly occurring in Guatemala and elsewhere in the region." —Walter LaFeber Cornell University, author of Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Prologue -- Background: Guatemals’s Thirty-Six-Year Civil War -- The Mined Road to Peace -- The Terms of Peace -- Can Peace Bring Democracy or Social Justice? -- The U.S. Role: The Cold War and Beyond -- Implementation Wars -- High Hopes and Stark Realities: Obstacles to Sustainable Development -- The Hijacking of the Constitutional Reforms -- Conclusion: "Reinvention" or Lost Opportunity? Global, Comparative, and Imaginary Perspectives -- Epilogue

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