Simon Granovsky-Larsen has written about the State of Siege in Alta Verapaz in this article posted on the LAB website. It was originally posted on the NACLA site. It is another useful contribution to the discussion about the reasons for the government action and adds to previous articles here and here on GSN.
The author, however, adds an interesting postscript.
“Guatemalan president Álvaro Colom lifted the state of siege in Alta Verapaz on February 18. Colom mentioned in December that he would like to see future periods of martial law in the departments of El Petén, Huehuetenango, Zacapa, and San Marcos, but noted that military troop numbers would have to be increased for that to happen.”