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June 1954 – A CIA-engineered military coup occurs in Guatemala. June 1954 – Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.
PB Success : The CIA's Covert Operation to Overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz June-July 1954
Guatemalan President, Covert Operation, Latin America, Presidents
Our crime is our patriotic wish to advance, to progress, to win economic independence to match our political independence. We are condemned because we have given our peasant population land and rights.