· January, 2007

Stories about Guatemala from January, 2007

Guatemala: Unearthing the Future

  30 January 2007

Xeni Jardin, best known for her writing at BoingBoing has also been blogging her recent travels in Guatemala including a five-part series for NPR called ‘Guatemala: Unearthing the Future.’ Patrick of the Guatemalan Solidarity Network expands on Jardin's first piece titled, “Group Works to Identify Remains in Guatemala.”

Guatemala: Apocalypto in Context

  16 January 2007

Nowadays about 80% percent of the population in Guatemala has their genetic and cultural origins in ancient Mayan culture; that was not a uniform group but a Society formed by alliances among several groups in Mesoamerica, reaching its highests point in the Classical Period. The biggest mayan city, Tikal, is...

Guatemala: Digitizing Police Records

  2 January 2007

The Guatemala Solidarity Network has a fascinating post about the digitization of the Guatemalan police archives: “The archive workers are racing against time. In March the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsman is up for reelection. The project must take full advantage of the current Ombudsman's unconditional support while he is in...