HISTORY 166B Lecture 15: Week 9 T03.01.16

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Lecture 15- rigoberta menchu: narrating violence and resistance. The government of guatemala participated in scorched earth campaigns in which they would burn down houses and villages. The us economic support for the guatemalan armed forces is what fanned a lot of the carnage. Encroachment on indian lands and expanded use of indian labor. Alliance for progress creates more incentive to get more land and oblige more. Guerilla army of the poor (egp, guatemala) It is mixed came about because of the oppression. Born in 1960 age of 23 she meets elisabeth burgos-debray and she agrees to do an extensive oral history. Brought the world"s attention to the guatemalan suffering brings about criticism of the us government for lending support. It seems to provide an apology or an excuse for armed struggle. She became a human rights advocate, in 1992 she received the nobel peace. Her book raised debate with indigenous relations with marxism.

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