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· January, 2008

Stories about Guatemala from January, 2008

Guatemala: Ex-Minister of Education's Book

  29 January 2008

Ronald Flores reviews the newest book written by María del Carmen Aceña called “How to be Minister of Education in Guatemala, Implement Reforms and not Perish in the Process: Self-Help Manual.” Flores recommends this “useful” book about Aceña's experience in the Guatemalan government.

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Guatemala: Esquipulas and Rabinal, Two Symbols of Peace

  25 January 2008

Two villages in Guatemala, which were the site of brutal violence during the armed conflict, celebrate very important festivities in January - "Esquipulas" and "Rabinal". These communities have been able to resume these celebrations after the war ended and have become symbols of peace for the country.

Guatemala: Potential Teacher Strike

  24 January 2008

The Union of Education Workers in Guatemala has announced a teacher's strike for January 31 if the administration of the new president Álvaro Colom does not attend to their demands. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] states that the union is sizing Colom up and may determine how the next...

Guatemala: New Year, Reason to Hope

  24 January 2008

Julio Serrano of Blog de mi Guatemala [es] writes that there are reasons to hope with the beginning of the new year and the start of a new presidential administration.

Central America: Nations to Form a Union?

  9 January 2008

Could the Central American nations form a united Central American union? Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve provides a little bit of historical background on the region and links to several organizations that work across the region.

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Guatemala: Migrants and the Holidays

  2 January 2008

The holidays are a time for families to gather and share in one another's company. In Guatemala, many have relatives that have migrated outside of the country for better opportunities and as a result, many are not able to return to Guatemala or deportations have separated loved ones. For those that are able to and choose to return home, the sights at airports are memorable.

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