Women on War

Alenka Bermudez: Poem on the Popular Resistance of Guatemala

Alenka Bermudez was born in Santiago, Chile, but settled in her husband’s homeland, Guatemala, and worked in Nicaragua representing the Guatemala Cultural Workers Association.  One of her sons was killed in combat in Guatemala during the long popular resistance to the country’s military regime. She writes eloquently of the people’s endurance in the face of crushing poverty and oppression.

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