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Peter Canby

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Peter Canby

Peter Canby is a senior editor at The New Yorker and the author of The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya (HarperCollins).


News and Features

Could the introduction of genetically modified genes into Mexico's landrace corns lead to their extinction?

The brutal murder of a bishop and its violent aftermath exemplify post-civil war Guatemala's descent into chaos

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that

Six years ago, in 1996, the government of Guatemala and the guerrilla
groups it had fought bitterly for thirty-six years signed an ambitious
set of peace accords.