Publisher: Between the Lines
Released: November 5, 2019
When A Beauty That Hurts was published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights. Contending that meaningful peace has yet to prevail, George Lovell revisits Guatemala to grapple once again with the terror inflicted on its Maya peoples by brutal military governments.
A Beauty That Hurts frames the armed conflict that raged in Guatemala, off and on from 1960 to 1996, in historical, cultural, and political context. It also examines the shortcomings of the Peace Accord signed over two decades ago, concluding that the social and economic inequalities that triggered upheaval in the first place have yet to be addressed.