Under the Gun: Democracy in Guatemala

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Under the Gun: Democracy in Guatemala

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 40 min ----- 16mm
  • Thirty years of military domination left 100,000 Guatemalans dead, 40,000 disappeared (more than in any Latin American nation) and hundreds of thousands more exiled, widowed and orphaned. When Vinicio Cerezo became President in January 1986 many people hoped he would make a clean break with the past military regimes. The US State Department announced that democracy had returned to Guatemala. As Central America struggles for peace, what is the prospect for a peaceful Guatemala, where the region's oldest civil war continues?
  • Topics: (Latin America, Political Science: Latin American, War and Peace)