· February, 2007

Stories about Guatemala from February, 2007

Guatemala: Forced Evictions on Canadian Mine Land

27 February 2007

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network links to a recent podcast from the Rabble Podcast Network featuring an interview with Dawn Paley about the controversial forced evictions which took place on land owned by Canadian mining company Skye Resources.

Guatemala, El Salvador: A Web of Corruption and Murder

  27 February 2007

“The recent case of the open assassination of three prominent Salvadoran politicians and their driver in Guatemala provides a dramatic snapshot. It's shone a light on the criminal justice system in Guatemala; and the state of relations between El Salvador and Guatemala.” writes Patrick Hall. Tim Muth has also been...

Rigoberta Menchu as Candidate?

  21 February 2007

Rigoberta Menchu 1992 Nobel Laureate by “ladyloneranger“ In the early 20th century, the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo quit wearing her Western clothes to adopt a more indigenous appearance, showing her heritage with pride, not in the genetic sense, since she was not indigenous at all, but with the pride of...

Guatemala: Food Photos

  21 February 2007

Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo (recently nominated for a 2007 photobloggie) has two mouthwatering shots of local cuisine.

Guatemala: Linux Beginners Conference

  21 February 2007

Summing up today's newbie conference on Linux in Guatemala City [ES], “El Profe” laments the low turnout of students, but says those who did show up were impressed by Beryl on Gentoo.

Guatemala: Emigration

19 February 2007

The Guatemala Solidarity Network on Guatemala's “great migration paradox.”

Omar Al Sharif a Bully?

  16 February 2007

Egyptian-born actor Omar Al Sharif, 74, is a bully, writes Issandr El Amrani following news reports that Sharif, who starred in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, punched a Guatemalan immigrant and called him a “stupid Mexican” in Beverly Hills.

Guatemala: Skeptical of US Troop Deployment

  6 February 2007

Noting the dubious track record of the US military program New Horizons and the upcoming elections, Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network remains skeptical of the latest US troop deployment in San Marcos, Guatemala.