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this american life and dos erres

The latest episode of This American Life features a full-episode-length story on the Dos Erres Massacre and its aftermath. The Massacre took place on December 6, 1982, when some 250 members of the village were murdered. Their bodies were left

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New National Security Archive Briefing Book on Guatemala

Government security services have employed assassination to eliminate persons suspected of involvement with the guerrillas or who are otherwise left-wing in orientation….” US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1984 The National Security Archive, housed at George Washington University,

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Insider Trading, the CIA, and Profitable Coup-Making

Over at Slate, Ray Fisman reports on a paper published by Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplany, and Suresh Naiduz that looks to track evidence of insider trading in the wake of secret meetings leading up to coups in Guatemala, Iran, Chile, and

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