The findings of the Study Group on United States-Guatemalan Relations,organized under the auspices of the Central American and Caribbean Program(CACP) at the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns HopkinsUniversity, focus on the nature of Guatemalan politics, possibilities for democratization,and the options available to U.S. policymakers during the regime ofGeneral Rios Montt. Also included in this book are two papers, commissioned by the CACP, that present starkly contrasting views of Guatemala in order to provide a background for the study group's discussions. As anticipated by study group members, the Rios Montt regime fell from power after the initial writing of this report, but their findings nevertheless provide an excellent overview of the debate on U.S. policy toward Guatemala.
Participants -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. THE RIOS MONTT REGIME -- 2. POLICY OPTIONS: RIOS MONTT AND AFTER -- 3. THE GUATEMALAN LEGACY: RADICAL CHALLENGERS AND MILITARY POLITICS /Caesar D. Sereseres -- 4. GUATEMALA: CRISIS AND RESPONSE /Piero Gleijeses.