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Guatemala news and analysis from The Nation
February 16, 2021
Guatemala Takes a Hard Line Against Migrants—With US Support
Long before Trump, Washington was exporting control of migratory routes, along with repressive policing, to Mexico and Central America.
October 3, 2019
An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold
The United Nations secretary general recounts the successes of the UN Climate Action Summit and the tough road ahead to ensure the survival our species.
February 21, 2019
Letters From the March 11-28, 2019, Issue
February 7, 2019
Will Migrants Stay in Mexico?
Thanks to controversial new policies on both sides of the border, Mexico has become more than just a pitstop for asylum seekers heading north.
January 30, 2019
There Are Still Migrant Children Separated From Their Families
The coercion and cruelty at the border is not over.
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January 25, 2019
Washington Trained Guatemala’s Killers for Decades
The US Border Patrol played a key role in propping up Latin American dictatorships.
January 3, 2019
Washington Trained Guatemala’s Mass Murderers—and the Border Patrol Played a Role
Now two Guatemalan children have died under Border Patrol custody. But the agency’s role in Latin American oppression has a long history.
January 3, 2019
After the Caravan
For these young immigrants, getting to the border was just the beginning.
December 17, 2018
Who Killed Jakelin Caal Maquín at the US Border?
She died of cardiac arrest, but the real killer was decades of US policy in support of Guatemalan regimes that have displaced and slaughtered the Maya population.
November 2, 2018
Why the Refugee Caravan Is So Big—and What We Need to Do About It
“Central America just couldn’t take it anymore.”