Between the late 1970s and the mid 1980s, Guatemala was torn by a civil war which came to be known as La Violencia. During this time of mass terror and extreme violence, more than 600 massacres occurred in villages destroyed by the army, one and a half million people were displaced, and more than 200,000 civilians murdered. Eighty-three per cent of the victims were Maya, the indigenous people of Guatemala.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2005
- ISBN: 9781403973375
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- Title: Buried Secrets
- Author: Victoria Sanford
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan