Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process
Publication date: 
1997
Accord issue: 
2

Patrick Costello provides a brief introduction to the history of Guatemala prior to 1987, the year the peace process broadly started. He traces the roots of the conflict to Cold War rivalries and the dispossession of the Mayan people, and narrates the conflict’s development of the through to the 1980s, when regional pressure for peace in Central America began to develop.