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  • Guatemala mine ‘exploiting’ locals

  • ‘Our lives can be cut short at a stroke’

    ‘This is a time of great tension because we know that at any moment, when we least expect it, our lives can be cut short at a stroke’. So titled an article by Danilo Valladares for Inter Press Service. As… Read More ›

  • Guatemala has the justice it pays for.

    Recently, Barbara Schieber in The Guatemala Times, published a piece which again highlighted the contradictions in Guatemala around state responsibility and state ability to tackle the endemic violence affecting that country. The Association of Bi-national Chambers of Commerce (ASCABI) has… Read More ›

  • “Mining and Human Rights: Beyond The Challenge”

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  • Guatemala: Eterna Primavera, Eterna Tiranía

    We have received word from Jean-Marie Simon that her book Guatemala: Eternal Spring – Eternal Tyranny will be republished in Guatemala this year. Originally published in 1988 by WW Norton, the new version will be in Spanish – Guatemala: Eterna… Read More ›

  • El Paraíso de los Canallas

    ‘Guatemala means ‘Place of many trees’, but amongst the foliage are hidden the murderers, rapists and criminals. This country, known for the gentleness of its inhabitants, is home to hyenas. You count fifteen murders daily and the rapes multiply.’  … Read More ›

  • The Attack on the Spanish Embassy

    The 31st January 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Guatemalan state attack on the Spanish Embassy and the massacre of 37 people. As well as a memorial, this highlights the barbarity of the regimes in this era.   The… Read More ›

  • Atitlán – the cry of a lake

    The writer, Aldous Huxley, famously wrote wrote of Lake Atitlán,“Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a… Read More ›

  • Guatemala: A Tax Code by and for the Oligarchs?

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  • ‘Rosenberg case takes bizarre twist’

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