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8 photos to revel in the beauty of nature in Central America and Peru
"You can complement science and conservation through photography."
Indigenous community radio operators win court case against the Guatemalan State
The ruling ‘will be a turning point for community radios in Guatemala’, according to one of the petitioning radio stations.
In Guatemala, ancestors are remembered with food, marimba, and ‘flowers of the dead’
Despite the fact that visits to cemeteries were restricted, people did not stop celebrating life.
LIVE on August 25 (in Spanish): How COVID-19 fueled the protests in Cuba, Guatemala and Colombia
From Cuba to Colombia to Guatemala—countries with very different political contexts—people have taken to streets in recent times to demand change. What do these countries have in common?
Guatemala's ‘La Llorona’ fuses horror and politics to tell a haunting tale of the civil war
"La Llorona" is the first Central American film to ever be shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the Golden Globes, which will be held on February 28.
Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America
Investigative project by four digital media platforms from Ecuador and Guatemala collects data on “pro-life” groups.
‘A Fearless Song': Guatemalan women protest violence against women through music
"We sing without fear, we ask for justice; we shout for every disappeared woman"
For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter
"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."
Guatemalan indigenous journalist charged with terrorism released from prison
In Guatemala, an indigenous journalist was arrested under legally dubious circumstances.
Arrival of the ‘migrant caravan’ lays bare Mexico's own anti-immigration side
"Mexico has a long and proud tradition of open doors to persecuted people, in exile, or victims of violence [...] Why are there first and second class exiles and refugees?"
In a blow against impunity, Guatemala's top court rules in favor of the return of UN anti-corruption commissioner
"The eyes of the world should be put on Guatemala as the country goes through a key moment of their history"
After Years of Cultural Appropriation, Mayan Weavers Want Legal Protection for Their Heritage
“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”
Guatemala's Top Court Rules President Can't Expel Anti-Corruption Commissioner
Guatemalans headed back to the streets to celebrate the court's decision and demand that the president step down.
Guatemala’s Battle Against Corruption Reaches a Critical Tipping Point
On a rocky road toward more transparency, Guatemalans are back on the streets to protest corruption and demanding their president to step down... again.
Trans Women Fleeing Central America Find Hope and Hardship Further North
"I was attacked in Mexico City and that’s why I decided to keep moving. I feel more welcome in Tijuana. Staying busy helps me forget about things."
Kaqchikel and Other Guatemalan Languages Gain Momentum Online Thanks to Digital Activism
The Digital Activism Meeting for Indigenous Languages took place in Guatemala and brought together important initiatives for the visibility and strengthening of Mayan languages through technology.
A Global Call for Justice Unites Artists in Guatemala
It's been two months since 41 girls burned to death in a fire at a state-run home for children. But Guatemalan authorities have been slow to act.
Alleged Attacks on Online Media Follow the Tragic Death by Fire of Young Women in Guatemala
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
Guatemala Mourns Dozens of Girls at a Children’s Shelter Left to Die in a Fire
“The girls rebelled and set fire to their mattresses so they would be allowed out of their rooms.” But they weren't.
Another Young Environmentalist Is Murdered in Guatemala
Jeremy Barrios' killing puts another name in the list of human environmentalists to be silenced in the region and raises concern about the State's incapability to protect its own citizens.
The ‘Migration Project’ Helps Guatemalan Families Find Missing Loved Ones
In Zacualpa, some residents take out a loan and head north in search of a better life. But they don't all make it and some go missing.