Screen grab from YouTube of Jennifer Harbury event in New York City. Photo credit:  The Book Archive / YouTube (Standard YouTube License)

The CIA in Guatemala: A Chilling Account of Dirty Secrets & Covert Operations

American Widow’s Story of Her Mayan Activist Husband’s Death — and US Complicity


Following up on our two-parter on the US and Guatemala, here’s the astonishing tale of CIA complicity in the death of a Guatemalan indigenous Mayan activist, as told by his American wife. Video.

Earlier this week, we ran a two-parter on the US, Guatemala, corruption, the CIA, genocide, torture, and more. Reader interest was considerable.

We now invite you to watch this video of a presentation made by Jennifer Harbury, an American whose late Guatemalan husband, a Mayan indigenous activist, was “disappeared” by the military. After hunger strikes and investigations, she learned that Efraín Bámaca Velásquez had been tortured and then killed — and that the CIA knew all about it. Her story is a powerful one.

Related front page panorama photo credit: Jennifer Harbury (Patricia Goudvis / Wikimedia [CC BY 3.0 US]), Palacio de Justicia Zona 1 Guatemala (Ingrid Alicia Gordillo Caceres / Wikimedia)

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