It’s Time to Demand Something Better

Jan 02, 2019

Without collective introspection and a marginalization of those who aren’t interested, the human tragedy that plays out every day in America will continue to be normalized. It seems like “implosion” should be the word of the day or week. I think that the end of the Trump disaster is at...

Guatemala’s Uphill Battle Against Corruption

The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala has gained important enemies and faces an unprecedented level of opposition within the country’s highest levels of government. Guatemala’s history over the last century has been one of the most troubled, as well as most heavily...

Land, Life, and Honor: Guatemala’s Women in Resistance

Oct 04, 2013

Seventeen years after the end of a brutal civil war, Guatemala’s human rights record remains appalling. Since its independence from Spain in 1821, Guatemala was ruled mostly by dictators and commercial interests. Late in the 20th century, resistance to the government grew and the country was...

Guatemala: Violence Against Journalists Spikes Again

Oct 03, 2013

Guatemala does little to protect journalists from attacks. On August 19, Guatemalan television and radio journalist Carlos Alberto Orellana Chávez was abducted from his car in the department of Suchitepéquez and murdered shortly thereafter, a mere seven days after another journalist,...