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· April, 2011

Stories about Guatemala from April, 2011

Guatemala: Remembering the Death of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera

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....

Guatemala: Maximón and Other Holy Week Traditions

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...

Guatemala: The Women Running for President

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...

Guatemala: Photos of Lent Processions in Antigua

Antigua Daily Photo will be publishing one photo per day for one week of Lent processions in Antigua, Guatemala.

Guatemala's “Mobile Phone Democracy”

“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...

Guatemala: Antigua Municipal Government Removes Street Carts

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...

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