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Thursday, May 16, 2013

In Guatemala: Precedent for Abya Yalla?


Guatemala Genocide Conviction Should Prompt More Just Vision for American Continent

By Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Truthout | Op-Ed
Throughout the duration of the Ríos Montt dictatorship, his regime was the bloodiest on the American continent. Why did the world permit his brutality, and why did it take more than 30 years to successfully prosecute him? His genocidal campaigns, in full view to the world, were committed in real time. The simple answer is the actions - and inactions - of US President Ronald Reagan, the man who provided cover for every tin-pot dictator on the continent. A better answer is the preeminence of "America," with its mythological foundation and narrative.

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