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· March, 2008

Stories about Guatemala from March, 2008

Guatemala: Public Support for the Death Penalty

Public support for the death penatly in Guatemala is high, especially in light of the high crime rates and the lack of security across the country. Bloggers are divided on...

Blogger of the Week: Renata Avila Pinto

A lawyer by profession, Renata Avila Pinto brings us the voices of bloggers from Guatemala on Global Voices Online. Amira Al Hussaini interviews Renata about her voyage with blogging, her...

Guatemala: The Switch to Ethanol

Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] is pleased that the Guatemalan government halted the “Ethanol Law,” and that any switch to this alternative fuel should be voluntary, instead of forced.

Guatemala: Important Authors 1980-2000

Ronald Flores takes exception of a Guatemalan newspaper columnist's claim that there have not been any recent authors of importance. Flores provides examples of authors that he considers to be...

Guatemala: Addressing the Energy Crisis

Guatemala is the midst of an energy crisis. Some non-governmental organizations are experimenting with alternative fuels, and the national authorities are relying on dam projects, which has caused resistance from...

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