Synopses & Reviews
Tracing the history of the Mayan peoples in Central America, from their origins to the present day, the author (a former UNRG guerrilla) shows how the conquest, racist abuse, and super-exploitation of a highly developed society and culture led to a thirty-year struggle to regain land, liberty, and dignity.
A background to the civil war in Guatemala of the 1980s that cost 200,000 lives.
About the Author
María del Rosario Valenzuela Sotomayor was born in La Paz, Bolivia. She graduated in economics from UNAM (Mexico) and has written extensively on Latin America, including a book about women and gender in Guatemala. She participated in the guerrilla struggle in Guatemala in the 1980s. She is currently writing a book about the 1996 Guatemala peace accords.