I should be packing for my trip to Peru, but instead I'm floating around the Web wasting time. A while back, I was in Guatemala, and I read a couple books that shock my lefty soul: Bitter Fruit and Silence on the Mountain. I also travel with The New Yorker's complete DVD collection, from which I found Francisco Goldman's account of the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi. Now, Two Weeks Notice has a post of Goldman's book, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? If it's as good as his article, it'll be great reading. I just ordered a copy from the Brooklyn library to read when I get back.
Also, if you want to read about my time in Guatemala, click here.