GUATEMALA: Bending the Arc of History


Professor Beatriz Manz chronicles her history with Guatemala and the experience of testifying against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt in the recent genocide trial.

It has been said that in Guatemala, ethnic cleansing was practiced on a scale beyond even that of Bosnia, and yet it has been kept hidden — until today. What took place in Guatemala was a frightening and ghastly system of state terrorism — the most gruesome human slaughter in Latin America’s violent cold-war period.

Publication date: 
January 15, 2013
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article