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Guatemala news and analysis from The Nation
February 2, 2018
Why Is Nicaragua’s Homicide Rate So Far Below That of Its Central American Neighbors?
It’s the revolution, stupid—which fostered innovative policing, along with the dedicated work of community organizers and women activists.
November 17, 2017
These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America
They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.
June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
February 2, 2017
An Actual American War Criminal May Become Our Second-Ranking Diplomat
Elliott Abrams spent the Reagan years abetting genocide—now, he has been floated as Trump’s deputy secretary of state.
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.
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January 21, 2016
Here’s Why the US Is Stepping Up the Deportation of Central Americans
Many liberals have found the policy inexplicably brutal, coming from a president who often telegraphs his humanity.
September 2, 2015
What’s Happening in Guatemala?
With its government about to fall, Guatemala is finally questioning the neoliberal orthodoxy of the post–Cold War world.
July 7, 2015
Popular Protests Are Spreading Across Central America, and Washington Is Getting Nervous
As mass mobilizations sweep Guatemala and Honduras, the US prepares its usual response: Send in the military.
January 21, 2015
Rigoberta Menchú Vindicated
Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.
September 8, 2010
It Was Heaven That They Burned
Who is Rigoberta Menchú?