Renata Avila · September, 2007

Latest posts by Renata Avila from September, 2007

Guatemala: Views On Indigenous People

  21 September 2007

Much of Guatemalan population descends from indigenous origins, in whole or part. Only a small minority comes from a different racial origin. That's why the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People released on September 13 is so relevant for the country. However, of higher concern is the expressions and views of "indigenous" and racism from Guatemalan bloggers.

Guatemala: Bloggers Applaud and Participate in Peaceful Elections

  10 September 2007

Rains, violence, and chaos had been expected. Guatemalans were glad that the predictions were wrong. Democracy and a peaceful transition of power were the good news. A team of bloggers not only commented on elections, but also helped people with tips, details, images and updated information during the entire process, as well as encouraging voters to exercise their right.

Guatemala: Campaign Season in Full Swing

  3 September 2007

September is a gray and rainy month in Guatemala. It also marks the month when Independence Day celebrations take place around the country with parades and civic expressions. This year, the upcoming month is especially important because on September 9th, Guatemala will elect a new President, as well as other...