"Political violence and military repression have displaced some two million people in Central America in the 1980s. While conflict elsewhere in Central America has received considerable attention, the war against an unarmed civilian population in Guatemala has largely been hidden from the outside world. The military have waged a particularly brutal and extensive counter-insurgency campaign, leaving thousands dead and prompting several hundred thousand to flee to neighboring countries." ~excerpt from the back cover of Refugees of a Hidden War
Manz, Beatriz, 1944-Indians of Central America--Guatemala--Government relations.; Mayas--Guatemala--Government relations.; Political refugees--Guatemala.; Political refugees--Mexico.; Indians of Central America--Guatemala--Social conditions.; Return migration--Guatemala.Bibliography: p. -270.; Includes index.