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The First CIA Coup in Latin America

Guatemala's left-leaning President Jacobo Arbenz was forced out of power by army officers backed by the CIA in 1954. His son has been speaking to Witness.

In 1954 Guatemala's left-leaning President Jacobo Arbenz was ousted from power by army officers backed by the CIA. In 2016 Mike Lanchin spoke to his son, Juan Jacobo Arbenz, about the events of that time, and the effects on his family.

Photo: Jacobo Arbenz and his wife speaking with a group of French reporters in Paris in 1955. Credit: Getty Images

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