Stories about Guatemala
Jeremy Barrios' killing puts another name in the list of human environmentalists to be silenced in the region and raises concern about the State's incapability to protect its own citizens.
In Zacualpa, some residents take out a loan and head north in search of a better life. But they don't all make it and some go missing.
In a historic ruling, a Guatemala court sentences former military men for murder, rape and enslavement of indigenous women, categorizing the offenses as crimes against humanity.
"...I thought it was the best way that people could defend themselves, by being on the strong side rather than the weak one."
Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.
Guatemala's newly elected president, despite campaigning as the antithesis of a career politician, is backed by the same forces responsible for some of the worst crimes in the country's history.
When migrants decide to go to the US for a better future, they often rely on lenders to afford the trip, but often they became unwilling partners with the coyotes.
A Landslide in Guatemala Killed More Than 200 People This Month. Here’s How You Can Help the Victims.
The Guatemalan Red Cross has put in place various measures to help the victims of a landslide in the town of El Cambray Dos that killed more than 200 people.
Otto Pérez Molina is Guatemala's president no longer. After months of marching to demand justice and accountability, Guatemalans received the news of the resignation of the now former leader
A Week Before a Huge Vote, Demonstrators Fill Guatemala's Streets, Calling For President to Step Down
University students, peasants, families, indigenous groups, artists, cities, towns, hospitals, and more are rapidly joining calls for President Otto Pérez Molina to step down.
A network of US neoconservative think tanks is financing young Latin Americans to fight the leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil, defending old flags with new rhetoric.
Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.
Mayan is the second most important indigenous language in Mexico, spoken by about 800,000 people.
The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.
Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances
Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.
Guatemala has a new vice president, elected by the majority of government: Magistrate Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre, who in 2013 declared all the genocide proceedings against former dictator Rios Montt invalid.
As a new politically conscious youth fills the streets demanding change, is a 'Guatemalan Spring' in the offing?
According to some analysts, these protests are different from demonstrations against "corruption as usual," and could lead to an institutional crisis, early elections, or even a coup.
The perils of crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are well documented, but for thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America, crossing Mexico is even more dangerous. To reach the US border, undocumented migrants from Central America undertake a dangerous 1,500-mile trip through Mexico, where they risk...
For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.
One again, bloggers, hackers, designers, experts, as well as citizens interested in open data and transparency will meet to celebrate International Open Data Day 2015 all over the world to promote the opening of government data. The event is expected to have online meetings but also in-person activities all over...