HALF-WAY TO HEALING

In Guatemala

Following thirty-six years of bloody civil war in Guatemala-during which 1 million Guatemalans were displaced domestically, 250,000 fled abroad, 100,000 were killed, and 40,000 still remain unaccounted for-a UN-brokered peace was finally signed in December 1996 between the government of President Alvaro Arzu and rebel forces known as the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca.
Unlike South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation...

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Harvey Fireside is a visiting fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Cornell University.