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· September, 2007

Stories about Guatemala from September, 2007

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Guatemala: Views On Indigenous People

Much of Guatemalan population descends from indigenous origins, in whole or part. Only a small minority comes from a different racial origin. That's why the UN Declaration of the Rights...

Guatemala: Menchu's Low Vote Total Due To Racism?

Rigoberta Menchu received approximately 3% of the total vote in this month's Presidential elections. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [ES] writes about the charges of racism that accounted for this...

Guatemala: Cleaning Up After the Elections

Now that all that remains is the final run-off in Guatemala, Elecciones Guatemala [ES] is left wondering who will clean up all of the publicity materials left on trees, street...

Guatemala: Bloggers Applaud and Participate in Peaceful Elections

Rains, violence, and chaos had been expected. Guatemalans were glad that the predictions were wrong. Democracy and a peaceful transition of power were the good news. A team of bloggers...

Guatemala: Video Interviews

El Cachacero [ES] took to the streets of Guatemala City to interview citizens, candidates and their relatives. Videos are posted on the blog.

Guatemala: Round-up of Election Sites

Desde Guate [ES] lists and compares the different media sites for their coverage of the elections of Guatemala. The site also discusses the various Google search results for Guatemala and...

Guatemala: Up to the Minute Coverage

Elecciones 2007 en Radiopolis [ES] is providing up to the minute coverage of Sunday's Guatemalan elections, including news of tear gas dispersed at a voting location in Santa Cruz Naranjo.

Guatemala: Poll Numbers for Sunday Election

Bloggings by Boz compares poll numbers for this Sunday's elections in Guatemala, as well as hypothetical second round figures.

Guatemala: Lack of Creativity in Campaigns

Julio Serrano of Guate 360 [ES] finds very little creativity in the campaign strategies of Guatemalan candidates and lists examples of the recycled attempts.

Guatemala: How to Act When Witnessing a Crime

Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [ES] describes a crime that he witnessed in Guatemala City and asks “what should one do when one sees a criminal act?“

Guatemala: Campaign Season in Full Swing

September is a gray and rainy month in Guatemala. It also marks the month when Independence Day celebrations take place around the country with parades and civic expressions. This year,...

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