Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

“In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When… Read More ›

Guatemala on Democracy Now

Two pieces on Democracy Now were broadcast recently regarding Guatemala. The first one features Jennifer Harbury and discusses, among other things, the first round of the Presidential elections and the role of Otto Pérez Molina in the disappearance of her… Read More ›

‘Headline Today: Guatemala’

‘Päivän otsikko: Guatemala’ (Headline Today: Guatemala) is a documentary from Finnish television from 1983 presenting events taking place in 1982 in Guatemala through the eyes of a US reporter and photographer.The reporter and journalist happen to be Allan Nairn and… Read More ›

A Murder Foretold

I recently came across this article from the New Yorker magazine about the ‘self-murder’ of Rodrigo Rosenberg, which transfixed Guatemala and much of the international media at the end of 2009. You may remember that he was the lawyer who… Read More ›

Francisco Goldman on WGBH

Here is an interesting and fascinating interview, by Maria Hinojosa, with Francisco Goldman on WGBH. He wrote several novels before his great non-fiction book, The Art of Political Murder, where he reconstructs and investigates the murder of Guatemalan’s human rights… Read More ›