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==History==
 
==History==
A [[CIA]]-backed coup was organised in 1953 in order to protect the profits of United Fruit.
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The [[CIA]] organised [[1954 Guatemalan coup d'état| a coup in 1954]] in order to protect the profits of [[United Fruit]].
  
 
==Rios Montt==
 
==Rios Montt==

Revision as of 08:50, 11 January 2016

Group.png Guatemala  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
LocationCentral America
Typenation state
SubpageGuatemala/1954 coup d'état
Guatemala/Minister of National Defense

History

The CIA organised a coup in 1954 in order to protect the profits of United Fruit.

Rios Montt

On 10 May 2013, Guatemalan General Rios Montt (friend of Ronald Reagan) became the only former head of state ever to have been convicted in his own country for genocide. On 8 July 2015 a Guatemalan court stated that the trial must be abandoned, as Montt is "mentally incompetent to stand trial". A retrial of his case had been promised, but Eric Zuesse opines that this "seems unlikely".[1]

 

Event

EventDescription
Guatemala/1954 coup d'étatA coup organised by the CIA to protect the profit of United Fruit.

 

A citizen of Guatemala on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Jacobo Árbenz14 September 191327 January 1971A democratically elected President of Guatemala whom the CIA liquidated due to his land redistribution policy

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Guatemala 1962 to 1980'sbook extract2003William Blum
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