More than 28 years have passed since the massacre of more than 200 men, women, and children in the small farming community of Las Dos Erres, Petén. For 17 years, survivors and family members of victims have struggled to bring… Read More ›
An interesting article by Emma Volonté found on Upside Down World suggests nefarious dealings of a resource extractive company in Guatemala. This should not necessarily be news as we have highlighted many times the workings of, for example, Goldcorp and… Read More ›
Here is a reflection from GSN accompanier Tanya. Entering 2011, an election year for Guatemala, political and social actors are being targeted more frequently and, in the midst of the increasing levels of violence, the land issue rages on. Human… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
The news from Guatemala, especially from Alta Verapaz, is something to dread in this year of election, especially with the notion that this will impact on the popular vote come November. The situation provides the ideal opportunity for someone to… Read More ›
Wrenching Testimony and a Historic Sentence: US Court Convicts Dos Erres Perpetrator for Lying about Role in Massacre.
We were recently notified of this Kate Doyle article on the National Security Archive site. History was made yesterday (September 17, 2010) when a U.S. District Court Judge in Southern Florida, William J. Zloch, sentenced former Guatemalan special forces soldier… Read More ›
The psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed that humans have a hierarchy of needs, from the most basic, required for our very survival, to what he called the need for self-actualisation. These needs are often visualised as a pyramid, with the most… Read More ›