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(see also Guatemala: Ubico Regime, Guatemala: Revolution, Guatemala: Civil War, Guatemala since 1995 & US & Central America)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Arte Guatemalteco & Arte y Literatura de Guatemala. Juan Carlos Escobedo Mendoza's virtual encyclopedia of the arts in Guatemala.

Ibermundo Guatemala.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Berger, Susan. "Environmentalism in Guatemala: when fish have ears," Latin American Research Review 32,2 (1997).

Connell, Tula. "Maquila melée," In These Times (1/7/02):7-8. Union busting in maquiladoras.

Hartigan, K. "Matching humanitarian norms with cold, hard interests: the making of refugee policies in Mexico & Honduras, 1980-89," International Organization 46,3 (sum 92):709-30..

Nelson, Jeremy. "Human rights crisis in Guatemala," Religious Task Force on Central America & Mexico Report (2/01).

Otzoy, Irma y Enrique Sam Colop. "Identidad étnica y modernización entre los mayas de Guatemala," Mesoamérica 19 (6/90):97-100.

__________. "Identidad y trajes mayas," Mesoamérica 12 (6/92):95-112.

Rosado, Juan Antonio. "Miguel Angel Asturias: vocero de su tribu," Revista de la Universidad (México) 580 (5/99):18-25.

Smith, Carol A. "Race-class-gender ideology in Guatemala: modern & anti-modern forms," Comparative Studies in Society & History 37 (10/95):723-49.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Carey, David Jr. Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents & Conduits of the Past, 1875-1970 (NY: Routledge, 2005).

Casaus Arzú, Martha. Guatemala: linaje y racismo (San José, 1993).

Cojti Cuxil, Demetrio. La configuración del pensamiento político del pueblo maya (Quetzaltenango, 1991). Rev. in Mesoamérica 26 (12/93):337-46.

Goldston, James. Shattered Hope: Guatemalan Workers & the Promise of Democracy (Boulder: Westview, 1989).

Gott, Richard. Guerrilla Movements in Latin America (NY: Anchor, 1972), chap. 1. Guatemalan guerrilla movements of 1960s.

Handy, Jim. Gift of the Devil: a History of Guatemala (Boston: South End, 1984).

Leucke, Richard (ed.) A New Dawn in Guatemala: Toward a Worldwide Health Vision (Prospect Heights, 1993).

Levinson-Estrada, Deborah. Trade Unionists Against Terror: Guatemala City, 1954-1985 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1994).

Lovell, W. George. A Beauty that Hurts: Life & Death in Guatemala (Toronto: Between the Lines, 1995).

Ortiz, Sr. Diana. The Blindfold’s Eyes (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 2003)

Peterson, Kurt. The Maquiladora Revolution in Guatemala (New Haven: Yale, 1992).

Reed, Thomas F. & Karen Brandow. The Sky Never Changes: Testimonies from the Guatemalan Labor Movement (Ithaca: Cornell, 1996).

Streeter, Stephen M. Managing the Counter-Revolution: The US & Guatemala, 1954-1961 (Athens: Ohio U. Center for International Studies, 2000).

Taracena Arriola, Arturo. Invención criolla, sueño ladino, pesadilla indígena. Los Altos de Guatemala, de región a Estado (Miami Springs FL, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Cost of Cotton" [1979], dir.?, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the use of pesticides in agriculture.

"The Devil's Dream" [1992], dir.?, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Portrays the impoverished existence of Guatemalan peasants who work on agricultural plantations.

"El Silencio de Neto [The Silence of Neto]" [1999?], dir. Luis Argueta, ?m. From Morningside Movies. First feature film ever made in Guatemala by Guatemalans; explores upheaval & paranoia following 1954 CIA coup.


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