New PDF release: The Quiet Revolutionaries: Seeking Justice in Guatemala

By Frank M. Afflitto,Paul Jesilow

The final 3 many years of the 20 th century introduced relentless waves of loss of life squads, political kidnappings, and different traumas to the folk of Guatemala. many of us fled the rustic to flee the violence. but, on the similar second, a favored circulation for justice introduced jointly not likely bands of behind-the-scenes heroes, blurring ethnic, geographic, or even classification lines.

The Quiet Revolutionaries is drawn from interviews carried out by means of Frank Afflitto within the early Nineties with greater than 80 survivors of the state-sanctioned violence. accumulated lower than often life-threatening conditions, the observations and memories of those inspiring women and men shape a different viewpoint on collective efforts to supply swap in politics, legislation, and public cognizance. tested from a number of views, from sociological to old, their tales shape a wealthy ethnography. whereas it really is nonetheless too quickly to inform no matter if solid, long term democracy will be successful in Guatemala, the successes of those interesting members offer a special realizing of progressive resistance.

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