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Israel's Complicity in Guatemalan Genocide / Mary Jo McConahay

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It's not only the hardware that Israel supplied. They also supplied soft armament, the technology and the training to Guatemalans with regard to these controlled settlements that the survivors went to after the scorched earth campaign. The people who were left were funneled into these concentration camps in the mountains. And in the mid 80s, I visited some of them and they, they were dire, dire places. This was all done on a pattern learned from the Israelis, according to the Guatemalans who did it. It was a long range effort at social control in that region. The intention came from the Guatemalans, but the how to do it came from the Israelis.

Mary Jo McConahay on her article at The Progressive, "Genocide Trial in Guatemala Brings Memories of Israel’s Role in the Killings." "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. We also announce this week's Question from Hell! winner.

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Mary Jo McConahay

Journalist Mary Jo McConahay began covering Guatemala and Central America as a correspondent in the 1980s. Her work has appeared in more than 30 magazines and periodicals, including National The Catholic Reporter Rolling Stone, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time, and Vogue. She is the author of several books, including Playing God: American Catholic Bishops and the Far Right (Melville House).