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Refugees of a Hidden War
The Aftermath of Counterinsurgency in Guatemala
Refugees of a Hidden War
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Beatriz Manz - Author
SUNY series in Anthropological Studies of Contemporary Issues
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Hardcover - 283 pages
Release Date: January 1988
ISBN10: 0-88706-675-5
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-675-7

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Release Date: December 1987
ISBN10: 0-88706-676-3
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-676-4

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Summary

Political violence and military repression have displaced some two million people in Central America in the 1980s. While conflict elsewhere in Central America has received considerable attention, the war against an unarmed civilian population in Guatemala has largely been hidden from the outside world. The military have waged a particularly brutal and extensive counter-insurgency campaign, leaving thousands dead and prompting several hundred thousand to flee to neighboring countries.

In Refugees of a Hidden War, the author examines in detail three predominantly Indian regions in northern Guatemala, reconstructing the devastation and its aftermath from the perspective of those who lived through it and its impact on the culture of the Maya Indian peasants. Individual community experiences are placed in the context of the country's pattern of land ownership and unequal exercise of political and economic power, typical of Central America. Manz also assesses the critical situation of Guatemalan refugees in southern Mexico and the prospects for their repatriation.

Refugees of a Hidden War presents the first extensive fieldwork in Guatemala since the mass violence of the early 1980s. This micro look at Guatemalan community life provides important insights on the roots of conflict in Central America.

Beatriz Manz, born and raised in the Araucanian region in southern Chile, is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wellesley College, and Associate at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. In 1984 she was awarded the Peace Fellowship at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College.


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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Clash of Expectations

2. Conditions in Guatemala: The Central Issues of Repatriation

3. The Case of Northeastern Huehuetenango

4. The Case of the Ixil Triangle Development Pole

5. The Case of Ixcan

6. Refugee Background

7. The Relocated Camps in Campeche and Quintana Roo

8. Conclusion

Appendixes

A. World Refugee Crisis
B. Guatemalan Refugees and International Laws
C. Mexican Law on Refugees
D. Costs for Incorporating People into Development Poles
E. Refugee Letters
F. The Case of Cuchamadera: A Lumber Company in Huehuetenango
G. Refugee Camps in Chiapas, Prior to Relocation
H. Tables
I. Maps

Notes

Bibliography

Index



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