The cias operation to overthrow the government of guatemala in. In the early 1950s, the central intelligence agency directed covert operations aimed at removing the government of jacobo arbenz guzman from power in guatemala. This book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the. The cias classified account of its operations in guatemala, 19521954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the united states and the third world. On may 23, 1997, cia released 1,400 pages of the 100,000 secret archives on the cias involvement in the 1954 guatemalan coup detat in response to numerous foia requests from the national security archive, a nonforprofit research organization and archive located on the campus of george washington university. Cia records on assassination planning in guatemala were first gathered pursuant to a freedom of information act lawsuit filed in 1979. Cia world factbook guatemala central intelligence agency. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search.
All of them were withheld on national security grounds at that time. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36year guerrilla war. The 1954 guatemalan coup detat was a covert operation carried out by the united states central intelligence agency cia that deposed the democratically elected guatemalan president jacobo arbenz and ended the guatemalan revolution. To view further details on this specific book, or to purchase, simply enter the book s exact title into the search box on our. Guatemala is the top remittance recipient in central america as a result of guatemalas large expatriate community in the us.
The maya civilization flourished in guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium a. The cia in guatemala the foreign policy of intervention by. Cia and guatemala assassination proposals, 19521954, cia history staff analysis by gerald k. Es profesor, escritor y periodista, y colabora en diversos sitios alternativos. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Bitter fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the cia oper. Cia document ordering psychological operations against the elected government of guatemala in 1953. Reads like a john le carre thriller and will get your blood boiling. Both of these books are exposes of ciastate department perfidy in. The mayan civilization flourished in guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium a. It is very well researched, extraordinarily documented and tells you essentially anything you need to know about the cias plot to overthrow.
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National security archive electronic briefing book no. Bitter fruit stephen schlesinger, stephen kinzer harvard. The story of the american coup in guatemala, revised and. Search for library items search for lists search for. See andersons book on che guevarra to note that there were not just a few here. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. Included in these efforts were various suggestions for the disposal of key arbenz. I ordered this book because i had to give a conference in guatemala and was confused about the. The story of the american coup in guatemala, revised. Popular guatemala books meet your next favorite book. The principal books on the guateinalan revolution of 1954 are stephen schlesinger and.
The cias classified account of its operations in guatemala 19521954 nick cullather 3. Revelations secured through freedom of information requests. Immerman, the edward j buthusiem family distinguished faculty fellow in history richard h immerman snippet view 1982. The foreign policy of intervention and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Pbsuccess, which supported the 1954 coup detat in guatemala. Bitter fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the cia operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of jacobo arbenz of guatemala in 1954. If it had known the full story of the cia s original bloody intervention in guatemala in 1954, it might have yanked in that cia station decades ago. After almost three centuries as a spanish colony, guatemala won its independence in 1821. Central intelligence agency cia has a rich history of intervention over many decades in guatemala, a country in central america that the us government has generally viewed as its backyard. Using documents obtained through the freedom of information act, recently opened archival collections, and interviews with the actual participants, immerman provides us with a definitive, powerfully written, and tensionpacked account of the united states clandestine operations in guatemala and their consequences in latin america. If it had known the full story of the cias original bloody intervention in guatemala in 1954, it might have yanked in that cia station decades ago. Guatemala is bordered by the north pacific ocean and the gulf of honduras also known as the caribbean sea. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.593 945 443 1225 1620 1549 445 146 1336 7 662 1563 524 332 276 525 1441 888 1397 1307 344 618 1521 416 203 1037 235 1650 76 938 3 312 614 569 12 347 1469 871 1461 1074 746 5 363 218 1208