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By Frank M. Afflitto

The final 3 a long time of the 20 th century introduced relentless waves of demise squads, political kidnappings, and different traumas to the folks of Guatemala. many of us fled the rustic to flee the violence. but, on the comparable second, a well-liked stream for justice introduced jointly not likely bands of behind-the-scenes heroes, blurring ethnic, geographic, or even category lines.

The Quiet Revolutionaries is drawn from interviews carried out by way of Frank Afflitto within the early Nineteen Nineties with greater than 80 survivors of the state-sanctioned violence. amassed lower than often life-threatening conditions, the observations and reminiscences of those inspiring women and men shape a distinct viewpoint on collective efforts to provide switch in politics, legislations, and public cognizance. tested from quite a few views, from sociological to historic, their tales shape a wealthy ethnography. whereas it's nonetheless too quickly to inform even if good, long term democracy will be successful in Guatemala, the successes of those interesting contributors offer a different knowing of innovative resistance.

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