Guatemala: Conditions, Issues and U.S. Relations

Jerrod G. Braunstein (Editor)

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL011000



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Since the 1980s, Guatemala, the most populous country in Central America with a population just over 14 million, has continued its transition from a centuries-long tradition of mostly autocratic rule toward representative government. A democratic constitution was adopted in 1985, and a democratically elected government was inaugurated in 1986. A 36-year civil war that ravaged Guatemala ended in 1996.

This book provides an overview of Guatemala’s current political and economic conditions, relations with the United States, and several issues likely to figure in future decisions by Congress and the Administration regarding Guatemala. With respect to continued cooperation and foreign assistance, these issues include security and governance; protection of human rights and human rights conditions on some U.S. military aid to Guatemala; support for the International Commission against impunity in Guatemala; combating narcotics trafficking and organized crime; trade relations; and inter-country adoption. (Imprint: Nova)


Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio- Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations
(Maureen Taft-Morales, CRS)

Guatemala 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Guatemala 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State:Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

2013 Investment Climate Statement: Guatemala
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Crime, Violence, and the Crisis in Guatemala: A Case Study in the Erosion of the State
(Hal Brands, Strategic Studies Institute)


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