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NCJ Number: 30412 Find in a Library
Title: GUATEMALA - FROM TERRORISM TO TERROR
Journal: CONFLICT STUDIES  Issue:23  Dated:(MAY 1972)  Pages:4-17
Author(s): K F JOHNSON
Corporate Author: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
London, W1R 3AF, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL REVIEW OF LEFT-WING GUERRILLA ACTIVITY DIRECTED AT GUATEMALA'S PERALTA GOVERNMENT IN THE 1960'S AND OF THE TERRORIST COUNTERINSURGENCY PROGRAM OF THE SUCCEEDING RIGHTIST MENDEZ MONTENEGRO GOVERNMENT.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR ANALYZES THE ROLE OF VIOLENCE AND TERRORIST TACTICS AS PRACTICED BY BOTH GOVERNMENT AND ANTIGOVERNMENT FACTIONS IN THE INTERNAL POLITICS OF GUATEMALA. HE EXAMINES THE 'INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF TERROR' BY THE GOVERNMENT AND HOW SUCH TACTICS ARE UTILIZED TO PACIFY A POPULACE BY LIQUIDATING POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND TO SUPPRESS A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION WHO ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCALE OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POWER.
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Guatemala; Political offenders; Politically motivated violent crimes; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist tactics
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