Massacres In The Jungle: Ixcan, Guatemala, 1975-1982

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Avalon Publishing, Jan 30, 1994 - History - 215 pages
Between 1975 and 1982 the Guatemalan military systematically and sadistically punished the "campesino" population for the activities of guerrilleros in their region. This account by Ricardo Falla, an anthropologist and Jesuit priest who is himself a Guatemalan exile, shows how the victims and their communities were destroyed and provides a detailed record of assassinations and disappearances. The book also bears witness to the work of Catholic priests who are dedicating themselves to improving the lives of the peoples of Central America.

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Falla documents in precise, almost clinical language the series of brutal massacres of defenseless indigenous people in a part of Guatemala. It is like a latter-day Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, complete with U.S. involvement. An epilogue documents recovery efforts through 1992. Read full review

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The Second Roundup 6 July
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Persecution of the Church
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