[Marxism] Research on Guatemala's "disappeared" is honored

lshan at bcn.net lshan at bcn.net
Sun Feb 15 07:24:04 MST 2004

Most scientists face nothing more serious in their working lives than a low
salary, a major caffeine habit and the spectre of a rival making the grand
breakthrough first.

Fredy Peccerelli has faced death threats to himself and his family, and been
forced to leave his native Guatemala.

At this year¹s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS), Mr Peccerelli and his colleagues at the Guatemalan Forensic
Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) are being honoured for their commitment to
using science to promote human rights.

Since 1992, the Foundation has been investigating human rights abuses
committed during Guatemala¹s 36-year civil war, particularly the 18-month
period in the early 1980s when General Efrain Rios Montt pursued what has
been described as a "scorched earth policy".

What are the best summary accounts of the genocide in Guatemala and the
participation or complicity of the U.S. government?
--from Brian Shannon

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