NY Review of Books on Guatemala

Glimmers of Hope in Guatemala” offers a thorough overview of the political history of Guatemala, and its direction, in the NY Review of Books. The article is written by Stephen Kinzer, author of Bitter Fruit, about the role of United Fruit in Guatemala, and the new book, The Brothers, about John Foster and Allen Dulles (US secretary of state and CIA director), and the parts they played in United Fruit and the 1954 overthrow of Guatemala’s democratically elected president Jacobo Arbenz. (My husband is reading The Brothers now and recommends it as “fascinating.” I’ll read it next.)

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