The Red Nation recently posted a podcast, guest-hosted by Giovanni Batz, and featuring Andrea Ixchíu, Floridalma Boj Lopez, and Alejandro Flores. They discuss the recent Guatemalan protests and uprising, which were sparked by the recent approval of a budget that… Read More ›
If one looks at the images of the attacks on the Congress building last weekend, you can see perpetrators wielding expandable batons, normal police issue crowd control weapons. This, in addition to narratives highlighting state infiltration of the demonstration and… Read More ›
Thousands of people took to the streets on November 21st, in Guatemala, to demonstrate against the corruption and greed of the members of Congress who, amongst other things, wished to increase their meals’ allowance at the expense of child malnutrition… Read More ›
Hurricanes continue to batter Guatemala. Poverty (and poor government planning) are making things worse.
With little response from the government, “Only The People Save The People” has become the rallying cry. Jackie McVicar writes in America Magazine of the challenges facing the community of Chicoyou in the wake of Hurricane Eta, which struck Central… Read More ›
Jeff Abbott writes in El Faro about the challenges facing Indigenous communities involved in disputes over land, especially in this time of pandemic. The makeshift houses made of black plastic and bamboo line the road cutting through the lush green… Read More ›
Gio B’atz’ has written in Plaza Pública about the scale of deportations to Guatemala during the Covid-19 epidemic and the lies and deception being used to justified this profound abuse of human rights. Over four parts, the articles cover the… Read More ›
Iñigo Alexander writes in the NACLA Report website. The arrest of Maya K’iche’ journalist Anastasia Mejía exposes the Central American country’s ongoing assault on press freedom. On 22nd September, Maya K’iche’ journalist, Anastasia Mejía was detained by the National Police… Read More ›