First Advisor

Joshua Eastin

Date of Award

5-21-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and University Honors

Department

Political Science

Subjects

United States -- Foreign relations -- Guatemala, Guatemala -- Foreign relations -- United States, Guatemala -- History -- 1945-1985, Political violence -- Guatemala -- History -- 20th century, Guatemala -- History -- Revolution (1954)

DOI

10.15760/honors.861

Abstract

Guatemala today faces a national femicide, exceedingly high rates of human trafficking and drug trafficking, as well an increase in migration to the U.S. This paper attempts to understand the current situation in Guatemala through a historical analysis of Guatemala’s tumultuous relationship with the U.S. Specifically, it looks at the role of the 1954 CIA backed coup and the United Fruit Company as key causal factors in fostering the Guatemalan Civil War and the implications of that war for ongoing crime and instability in Guatemala today.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33035

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