Guatemala

May 19, 2015
Nicholas Copeland

Securing the “rule of law” and purging corrupt politicians will not suffice—only structural transformation (i.e. redistribution) will address the roots of Guatemala’s democratic malaise.

February 27, 2015
Alexander Main

Militarizing security, deregulating markets, and dismantling labor rights isn’t the solution.

January 15, 2015
Christy Thornton

Christy Thornton talks to Jo-Marie Burt about the past, present, and future of the historic Rios Montt trial.

January 5, 2015
Pamela Yates

Skylight Pictures’ ‘Dictator in the Dock’ throws open the trial doors to the world.

September 26, 2014
Jeff Abbott

On September 19, a dispute between armed cement factory workers and local indigenous Mayan community members left 11 killed and 20 wounded. Once completed, the cement factory is planned to be one of the largest in Latin America.

September 10, 2014
Pamela Yates

Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, co-founder of Plaza Pública, on how his new media outlet Nómada fits into the boom in Latin American journalism that could reshape the region. 

September 9, 2014
Pamela Yates

Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, cofundador de Plaza Pública, cuenta cómo su nuevo medio digital Nómada encaja en el boom de periodismo latinoamericano que podría transformar la región.

July 8, 2014
The rise in unauthorized border crossings by Central American migrants demonstrates how U.S. immigration control and foreign policy in Latin America combine to produce violent results.
May 27, 2014
Jeff Abbott

Police violently evicted a community resistance group in San José del Golfo, Guatemala. For two years the group peacefully protested the use of a local mine in La Puya by a U.S.-based mining firm.

February 12, 2014
Peace in Colombia is in a precarious position—says the literature on post-conflict countries. A 2003 report states that on average, 44% of countries emerging from civil war return to conflict within the first five years.

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