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Guatemala news and analysis from The Nation
August 23, 2022
Guatemala’s War on Truth
The arrest of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora shines a spotlight on the country’s attacks on journalists. Would US intervention make the situation any better?
María Inés Taracena
November 2, 2021
Francisco Goldman’s Altered States
In his new novel, Goldman asks readers to question the very essence of how we define ourselves.
May 18, 2021
Visions of a Borderless World
We must not forget that borders are an impediment to a new world based on empathy and equality.
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.
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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.
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.