Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa

Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa

Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changes the development of Latin America: the accusation by the Eisenhower administration that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. Harsh Times is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, the echoes of which are still felt today.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Child abandonment
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
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