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· April, 2006

Stories about Guatemala from April, 2006

Guatemala: Mayan Translators

Noting that five Mayan languages are at risk of extinction, Chapinadas tells the story of the first graduating class of Mayan translators from the Academy of Mayan Languages.

Guatemala: Rebuilding After Stan

“Heather Parr was in Guatemala as Hurricane Stan struck in October 2005. Here she shares her account of how the local community she has got to know in Sololá has...

Guatemala: Francofonía en Guatemala

Francofonía en Guatemala (ES, FR) is the first Guatemalan blog dedicated to the promotion of French culture and language.

Guatemala: Semana Santa

Chapinadas describes Semana Santa, or Holy Week in Guatemala. Guate360 has a similar post (ES), but in Spanish.

Guatemala: Declartion Against North American Mining Firms

The Guatemala Solidarity Network is distributing a declaration, which demands that the Marlin Mine of San Marcos be closed.

Guatemala: Film Review

Blog de Esquipulas has an intriguing review (ES) of the movie Fronteras Sangrientas, which was filmed in rural Guatemala.

Guatemala: Online Documentaries

Patrick writes in Spanish and English that videos about Guatemala are starting to appear on the Internet, including one about responsible tourism.

Guatemala: Forced Evictions on the Rise

Rob Mercatante comments on a recent report Amnesty International, which says that forced, violent evictions are on the rise in rural Guatemala.

Guatemala: April Fool's Day

Oscar Mota notes that April first (ES) is April Fool's Day in much of the world, unlike Latin America where “Día de los Inocentes” falls on December 28th. Several fictitious...

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