In this article we illustrate how the emergence and initial steps taken by the Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres de Guatemala (Guatemalan Guerrilla Army of the Poor) were developed within a transnational framework which was characteristic of the Cold War in Latin America. Specifically, we analyzethe character and scope of this organization’s relations with the Cuban government. We also examine its presence and activities within Mexico until 1976. The guerrilla group used Mexico as an operational platform and as a point from which to forge ties with the Latin American revolutionary movement. The Mexican government confronted this situation by adhering to the model of the National Security Doctrine promoted by the US government. Keywords: Guatemalan Guerrilla Army of the Poor; Ricardo Ramírez; César Montes; Manuel Piñeiro; Rebel Armed Forces; Cold War in Latin America
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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