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Who did the US overthrow in Guatemala?

President Jacobo Árbenz

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Simply so, why did US overthrow Guatemala?

As the Cold War heated up in the 1950s, the United States made decisions on foreign policy with the goal of containing communism. To maintain its hegemony in the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. intervened in Guatemala in 1954 and removed its elected president, Jacobo Arbenz, on the premise that he was soft on communism.

Furthermore, who took over Guatemala? Spanish conquest of Guatemala. Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado led the initial efforts to conquer Guatemala.

Also asked, when was the overthrow of Guatemalan government?

On June 27, 1954, democratically elected Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán was deposed in a CIA-sponsored coup to protect the profits of the United Fruit Company. Arbenz was replaced by decades of brutal U.S.-backed regimes who committed widespread torture and genocide.

Is Guatemala a communist?

The Guatemalan Party of Labour (Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo) was a communist party in Guatemala. It existed from 1949 to 1998. It gained prominence during the government of Col. Jacobo Arbenz.

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