Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Pamela Yates returns to bloody Guatemala, where her When the Mountains Tremble (1984) helped alert the world to military persecution, even genocide. Mayan activist Rigoberta Menchú rose to a fame that led to her Nobel Prize. Yates revisits the endless struggle — a racial and class conflict — and her guilty thoughts about past inadequacies seem strained and rather distracting. Again, the heroes and villains are quite clear.

2.0 stars

— David Elliott

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