Architecture of a broken dream: The CIA and Guatemala, 1952–54

  title={Architecture of a broken dream: The CIA and Guatemala, 1952–54},
  author={Andrew W. Fraser},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={486 - 508}
  • A. Fraser
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
In 1954, the United States launched a coup against Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz. In 2003, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of State declassified new documents pertaining to the fall of the Arbenz regime. In this paper I argue that although the new information does not substantially alter the overall debate about the causes and consequences of the action, it offers a portrait of the operation which is richer and more complex than what has been seen before. The documents… 
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