The Acts of the Democracies





The USA continues to support the military in Guatemala.

On the coffee plantations (owned by American interests), the peasants (descendants of the Maya), live in concentration-camp like conditions, virtually as slaves. Education in rural areas is non-existent, with the result that 50% of the people are illiterate. Half of the country's children suffer from malnutrition. Hunger is rife in one of the world's most fertile countries.

The military have used death squad tactics to suppress dissent. In the previous 30 years, over 150,000 people have been killed or disappeared, tens of thousands have been forced to flee to Mexico, 1,000,000 have become refugees, and more than 440 villages have been destroyed.

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