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The Attack Against Mamá Maquín and Guatemala’s “Eternal Spring”

Hartviksen, Julia (2015) The Attack Against Mamá Maquín and Guatemala’s “Eternal Spring”. Engenderings (28 Sep 2015). Website.

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2016 will mark 20 years since the signature of the Guatemalan Peace Accords, which brought an end to Guatemala’s 36-year long armed conflict and genocide. The war’s casualties included over 200,000 mostly Mayan indigenous lives and thousands of disappeared and displaced. Yet, despite being a country officially at peace, high rates of ongoing violence – from violent crime to attacks on human rights defenders – suggest that the war and its traumas are being reconstituted in new ways everyday. Manuela Camus, Santiago Bastos and Julián López García (2015) refer to postwar violence in Guatemala as a “dinosaur reloaded”; similarly, Diane Nelson and Carlota McAllister (2013) argue that the aftermath of the conflict can be described as “war by other means”.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:09

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