Stories about Guatemala
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?
"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.
"We sing without fear, we ask for justice; we shout for every disappeared woman"
"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."
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"
“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”
Guatemalans headed back to the streets to celebrate the court's decision and demand that the president step down.
On a rocky road toward more transparency, Guatemalans are back on the streets to protest corruption and demanding their president to step down... again.
"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."
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.
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.
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
“The girls rebelled and set fire to their mattresses so they would be allowed out of their rooms.” But they weren't.
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.
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.
In a historic ruling, a Guatemala court sentences former military men for murder, rape and enslavement of indigenous women, categorizing the offenses as crimes against humanity.
"...I thought it was the best way that people could defend themselves, by being on the strong side rather than the weak one."
Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.
Guatemala's newly elected president, despite campaigning as the antithesis of a career politician, is backed by the same forces responsible for some of the worst crimes in the country's history.
When migrants decide to go to the US for a better future, they often rely on lenders to afford the trip, but often they became unwilling partners with the coyotes.