Stories about Guatemala from August, 2007
Americas: Poll Numbers From Across the Region
Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.
Guatemala: Children Caught in the Middle of Adoption Debate
Guatemala has been considered a country, where children are adopted "relatively easy." As a result, the Central American nation has the highest per-capita adoption rate in the world. The Guatemalan Congress recently ratified the Hague Convention, which will place stricter controls on the adoption process. However, a case of involving an adoption house in Antigua has reignited the debate regarding the fate of children in the country. National bloggers and foreigners, who have experience with adoptions weigh in on the matter.
Guatemala: Music in Election Campaigns
Music from many different genres is being used for campaign purposes and Elecciones Guatemala [ES] provides some examples of song lyrics.
Guatemala: The Role of the Transit Police
Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [ES] thinks that the Municipal Transit Police in Guatemala spends too much time chasing after street fruit vendors and not regulating real dangers like overstuffed trucks.