Memory of Silence: The Guatemalan Truth Commission Report

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D. Rothenberg
Springer, Apr 30, 2016 - History - 278 pages
This edited, one-volume version presents the first ever English translation of the report of The Guatemalan Commission for Historical Clarification (CEH), a truth commission that exposed the details of 'la violenca,' during which hundreds of massacres were committed in a scorched-earth campaign that displaced approximately one million people.
 

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Contents

The Guatemalan Truth Commission Report
2
Prologue
4
Part I Human Rights Violations and Acts of Violence
7
Part II Key Actors in the Conflict and Their Strategies
99
Part III Consequences and Effects of La Violencia
139
Part IV Conclusions and Recommendations
177
The Impact of the Guatemalan Truth Commission
217
Further Readings
227
Appendix 2 CEH Mandate and Methodology
239
Agreement on the Establishment ofthe Commission to Clarify Past Human Rights Violations andActs of Violence That Have Caused the Guatemalan ...
253
A Note on the Translation
257
Acknowledgments
258
Notes
261
Glossary of Key Spanish Terms
273
Index
275
Copyright

Appendix 1 Tables
235

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DANIEL ROTHENBERG currently a Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and a Fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University, USA.