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· April, 2011

Stories about Guatemala from April, 2011

Guatemala: Remembering the Death of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera

  27 April 2011

In Central American Politics, Mike writes: “On this date [April 26] in 1998, Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was found bludgeoned to death in his residence in Guatemala City. […] The Catholic Church and the people of Guatemala are still waiting for justice in the bishop's death.”

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Guatemala: Maximón and Other Holy Week Traditions

  21 April 2011

The different and special elements of religiosity in Guatemala make Holy Week (in Spanish, 'Semana Santa') quite a unique experience. Somehow the Catholic religion has been "hacked" to incorporate indigenous peoples' gods, goddesses, rites and ceremonies while integrating elements of Catholicism.

Guatemala: The Women Running for President

  12 April 2011

Mike in Central American Politics writes about the women running for president in Guatemala, and argues that “Guatemala is almost guaranteed to have a woman occupy the presidency or vice presidency after September's election.”

Guatemala's “Mobile Phone Democracy”

  7 April 2011

“Guatemala’s evolving mobile sector, representative of the region, shows how this technology can offer unprecedented participation in both local and global civic conversations and actions. It is presenting an opportunity for nation-building (however nascent) and democratization that neither the Guatemalan government nor U.S. and European foreign policy have been able...

Guatemala: Antigua Municipal Government Removes Street Carts

  1 April 2011

Antigua Daily Photo posts pictures by Miguel De León Soto of small street carts that sell fresh fruits in Antigua, Guatemala: “he’s outraged the municipal government has removed these typical street carts without consultation. He believes these carts not only provide much needed services and products, such as fresh fruits,...

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