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· August, 2011

Stories about Guatemala from August, 2011

The ‘New Latin America’ Faces its Past

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog is posting a series “that will explore the concept of the New Latin America by focusing on recent developments that highlight how the region contrasts with its...

Guatemala: Memoir Captures Complicated Adoption Process

Steven Roll in Travelojos reviews Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir by Jessica O’Dwyer, a book about “the long and grueling adoption process she and her husband suffered through in Guatemala”.

Guatemala: Police Kill Peasant With Tear Gas Canister

Indigenous peasants living on lands claimed by landowners in Guatemala are often violently evicted from their homes by policemen and soldiers. Last week, 31-year-old Sergio de León was killed when...

Guatemala: Campaign Violence

Mike blogs about campaign violence in Guatemala in his blog Central American Politics: “It's worrisome, but there is some evidence that things are getting better. And the violence associated with...

Guatemala: E-Forum With Presidential Candidates

On August 2, the citizen movement #EstoEsGuate [es] (This is Guatemala) held an e-forum with presidential candidates. Sakis Gonzales from Una Hoja de Papel [es] and Billy Quijada from Blog...

Guatemala: Soldiers Involved in 1982 Dos Erres Massacre Sentenced to 6,060 Years in Prison

“A Guatemalan elite army unit entered Dos Erres in the northern Petén region on 5 December 1982 and tortured and killed some 250 men, women and children over the course...

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