Violence

Impact of mining projects on women

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An indictment from the grave.

A murder foretold has convulsed Guatemala’s government. Its investigation will provide a test of whether or not Central America includes a failed state.  So begins this article in The Economist. It’s interesting that the article states ‘the murder rate (of nearly 50… Read More ›

On motorcycles and other things

In my previous note, I wrote of the killings committed by motorcycle pillion passengers on bus drivers in the capital. In a response worthy of Miguel Angel Asturias, the government have banned pillion passengers and the new law requires that motorcyclists… Read More ›

Execution of young people

We received very sad news from La Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes de Guatemala (ACJ), part of the International YMCA movement. The news concerned the assassination of three young men in the Amatitlán area. The communiqué from ACJ is introduced by… Read More ›