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Red Library: A Political Education Podcast for Today's Left

Jul 13, 2020

Part of Red Library's Revolutionary Politics in Central and South America Series

At long last, we finally tackle the Guatemalan Revolution and the tragic rise and fall of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 in a monstrous, dense two-part episode on Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States 1944-1954 by Piero Gleijeses.

In part 1, we discuss the context of the book and some details about Gleijeses, the history of authoritarian dictators in Guatemala through the 1930's and 1940's, Juan Jose Arevalo, Arbenz and his background, the United Fruit Company, and tons more!

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