By Frank M. Afflitto
The final 3 a long time of the 20th century introduced relentless waves of dying squads, political kidnappings, and different traumas to the folk of Guatemala. many folks fled the rustic to flee the violence. but, on the similar second, a well-liked stream for justice introduced jointly not likely bands of behind-the-scenes heroes, blurring ethnic, geographic, or even type lines.
The Quiet Revolutionaries is drawn from interviews performed through Frank Afflitto within the early Nineties with greater than 80 survivors of the state-sanctioned violence. amassed below often life-threatening conditions, the observations and reminiscences of those inspiring women and men shape a different viewpoint on collective efforts to provide switch in politics, legislations, and public recognition. tested from quite a few views, from sociological to old, their tales shape a wealthy ethnography. whereas it's nonetheless too quickly to inform no matter if solid, long term democracy will succeed in Guatemala, the successes of those attention-grabbing members supply a different figuring out of innovative resistance.
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