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  • “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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  • In the Shadow of the Raid

    On Monday 4th January, The Frontline Club is screening the film ‘In the Shadow of the Raid’. Viewing the trailer, this looks like a powerful indictment of US immigration policy. "On May 12, 2008, immigration officials stormed a kosher meatpacking… Read More ›

  • Documents prove that Ríos Montt ordered the indigenous genocide in Guatemala

    Documentation that the Guatemalan army, under the Efraín Ríos Montt, carried out a campaign in the summer of 1982 deliberately aimed at massacring thousands of indigenous peasants, has just been presented as evidence to the Spanish National Court.  Kate Doyle,… Read More ›

  • Impact of mining projects on women

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