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- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95
On February 13, 1982, the Guatemalan army stormed into the remote northern Guatemalan village of Santa Maria Tzeja. The villagers had already fled in terror, but over the next six days seventeen of them, mostly women and children, were caught and massacred, animals were slaughtered, and the entire village was burned to the ground. Twelve years later,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95
Describes the involvement of churches and other faith-based organizations (FBOs) in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. The authors describe the range of FBO activities and discuss the advantages and challenges to such involvement and possible ways that FBOs can enhance their efforts, both independently and in collaboration... more...
- Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...
- Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95
Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95
When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old. Its first cities, such as Nakbe and El Mirador,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 40.00
Within three decades of the end of the Second World War, the once mighty British Empire had been dismantled leaving only a few residual spots of red on the world map. This was the age of de-colonisation and Independence. Trespassers Forgiven offers a personal glimpse into the history of British Honduras (Belize) at this crucial period in British... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 211.00
Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canal?s environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00
After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...