The 1954 U.S. Coup In Guatemala / The former president of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz was forced to flee to Mexico City on June 27, 1954, because of a coup. The 1954 coup was backed by the United States government.

The 1954 U.S. Coup In Guatemala / The former president of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz was forced to flee to Mexico City on June 27, 1954, because of a coup. The 1954 coup was backed by the United States government.

Electronic Briefing Books--contain digitized documents for several different mid-to-late twentieth century events and issues in Latin America, as well as U.S.-Latin American relations.

Electronic Briefing Books--contain digitized documents for several different mid-to-late twentieth century events and issues in Latin America, as well as U.S.-Latin American relations.

Jacobo Arbenz

Jacobo Arbenz

Jacobo Arbenz, héroe nacional en Guatemala. Más en http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_Arbenz_Guzm%C3%A1n

Jacobo Arbenz, héroe nacional en Guatemala. Más en http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_Arbenz_Guzm%C3%A1n

PB Success : The CIA's Covert Operation to Overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz June-July 1954

PB Success : The CIA's Covert Operation to Overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz June-July 1954

Guatemalan President,Covert Operation,Latin America,Presidents

Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in 1954 Photographic Print at AllPosters.com

Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in 1954

Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in 1954 Photographic Print at AllPosters.com

June 17, 1954 – A CIA-engineered military coup occurs in Guatemala.  June 27, 1954 – Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.

June 17, 1954 – A CIA-engineered military coup occurs in Guatemala. June 27, 1954 – Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.

Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán (1913-1971) President of Guatemala  1951-54. A handful of U.S. corporations controlled Guatemala's primary electrical utilities, the only railroad, & the banana industry, which was Guatemala's chief agricultural export. Land reform was centerpiece of Arbenz's campaign - he delivered. In 18 months, 1,500,000 acres were distributed to about 100,000 families; owners of expropriated land were compensated. Some of this included the 85% of the unused United Fruit Company…

Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán (1913-1971) President of Guatemala 1951-54. A handful of U.S. corporations controlled Guatemala's primary electrical utilities, the only railroad, & the banana industry, which was Guatemala's chief agricultural export. Land reform was centerpiece of Arbenz's campaign - he delivered. In 18 months, 1,500,000 acres were distributed to about 100,000 families; owners of expropriated land were compensated. Some of this included the 85% of the unused United Fruit Company…

The Guatemalan Party of Labour (Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo) was a communist party in Guatemala. It existed from 1949 to 1998. It gained prominence during the government of Col. Jacobo Arbenz. It was one of the main forces of opposition to the various regimes that followed Arbenz's overthrow and became a constituent of the URNG guerrilla coalition during the later phase of the country's Civil War.

The Guatemalan Party of Labour (Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo) was a communist party in Guatemala. It existed from 1949 to 1998. It gained prominence during the government of Col. Jacobo Arbenz. It was one of the main forces of opposition to the various regimes that followed Arbenz's overthrow and became a constituent of the URNG guerrilla coalition during the later phase of the country's Civil War.

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