State Violence in Guatemala, 1960-1996: A Quantitative Reflection

During Guatemalas 36-year armed conflict, the State killed hundreds of thousands of citizens and displaced a million more. The enormity of the numbers involved creates the danger that the terror in Guatemala, as in Stalins Russia, will be remembered as statistics and not as human lives cut short. But inverting Stalins quote, statistics can also establish the patterns of what is both a tragedy and a crime, in this case a deliberate and drawn-out policy of extra-judicial murder by the Guatemalan government

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Categories: Guatemala
Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Center for Human Rights Research