Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala[2009 April] The Emerging Secrets of Guatemala's Disappeared Some of the logs date to the 1880s, but the most significant archives were amassed during Guatemala's civil war, when an estimated 200,000 people died and 40,000 disappeared between 1960 and 1996.
 History of Guatemala's Death Squads by Robert Parry
CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents by Kate Doyle and Peter Kornbluh
 Guatemala 1953-1954 by William Blum[CIA document] NERVE WAR AGAINST INDIVIDUALS This CIA guide to conducting "nerve war against individuals" was prepared in the summer of 1954, as the agency was preparing to overthrow the government of Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz. Harassment operations such as these were added to the CIA's huge, and ultimately successful, psychological warfare campaign against Arbenz. The document is undated, but a cover note indicates it was forwarded to the CIA station in Guatemala City on June 9, 1954.
 Killing Hope. U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II by William Blum
See: Reagan Communism
In the midst of the American preparation to overthrow the government, the Guatemalan Foreign Minister, Guillermo Toriello, lamented that the United States was categorizing "as 'communism' every manifestation of nationalism or economic independence any desire for social progress, any intellectual curiosity, and any interest in progressive liberal reforms."  Guatemala 1953-1954 by William Blum