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· January, 2008

Stories about Guatemala from January, 2008

Guatemala: Ex-Minister of Education's Book

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...

Guatemala: The First Day of School

The first day of school has arrived in Guatemala and Julio Serrano of Guate 360 [es] writes about the opinions from parents and from students.

Guatemala: Esquipulas and Rabinal, Two Symbols of Peace

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...

Guatemala: Potential Teacher Strike

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....

Guatemala: New Year, Reason to Hope

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?

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...

Guatemala: Mobile Advertising

Advertising on the sides of cars have arrived to Antigua and La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo has the picture to prove it.

Guatemala: 2008 Off to a Rough Start

Javier Aroche writes that in Guatemala, 2008 has already produced a cold wave, strong winds, electricity blackouts, and now a 5.4 grade earthquake [es].

Guatemala: Migrants and the Holidays

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...

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