Last week in the Guatemalan highlands, I found that the oft-untold conclusion to the Thanksgiving story rings eerily reminiscent of a more recent genocide for at least one of its Maya survivors. After graduating UT […]
Source: Cultural Survival In the 1980s the women of Guatemala’s department of Sololá, in the Canton Pujujil region on the edge of Lake Atitlán, watched as their community slowly disintegrated under the pressures of the […]
Though Bishop Juan Gerardi was murdered 8 years ago, his case still remains open in the Guatemalan courts. As the case enters the last round of appeals, it proves to be an important test of Guatemala’s justice system. […]
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hosted a meeting Monday with Guatemala President Oscar Berger. The two countries reached a defense agreement that will allow the exchange of technology, intelligence and personnel (for training […]
In July of 1982, Guatemalan government forces marched into the small community of Plan de Sánchez, forced community members into a house, and tossed a grenade in after them. They raped young women and girls, destroyed crops, and looted and burned homes with the inhabitants inside, leaving the charred remains of the victims behind.
The Guatemalan government wants U.S. helicopters, radar equipment and U.S. agents to help expand its anti-narcotic operations. Colombian president Alvaro Uribe expressed support for Guatemala’s request for "anti-drug" aid during a one-day visit. The two […]
Guatemala’s Supreme Court suspended a law that requires the government to make birth control available and allow sex education to be taught in schools. The court had acted at the request of Guatemalan President Oscar Berger, […]