Q’eqchi’ Mayas and the Myth of “Postconflict” Guatemala

  title={Q’eqchi’ Mayas and the Myth of “Postconflict” Guatemala},
  author={Autumn Knowlton},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={139 - 151}
  • A. Knowlton
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • Sociology
  • Latin American Perspectives
While Guatemala has commonly been referred to as a “postconflict” setting since the end of the armed conflict of 1960–1996, Guatemalans today experience a new violence that has been described as a symptom of the changes brought about by neoliberal reforms. Q’eqchi’ Mayas’ reports of violent evictions, murders, rapes, and threats of violence point to fissures in the government’s “postconflict” discourse. The state’s counterinsurgency violence has been transformed into a kind of state-supported… 

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