Lessons in Resistance From La Puya, Guatemala
Last week our delegation from School of Americas Watch headed north out of Guatemala City, to San JosA© del Golfo, for a visit to the encampment calling itself "La Puya".
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Unidentified homeless man now has a name
Officially, he remains unidentified, but the homeless man whose body was found off Rose Street on Feb. 27 has now been identified by those who knew him as Francisco Raymundo Perez , a 43-year-old Guatemalan national and father of five who came to Danbury about eight years ago.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Teen killer to prison 25 years to life: Conviction may be appealed for 2001 Daly City murder case
The man convicted of helping a childhood friend and former lover murder his 15-year-old Daly City classmate in 2001 and keeping a photo of his co-defendant hovering over the body was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Forest Heroine: Anne Hallum alleviates Guatemala poverty through agroforestry
Anne Hallum of the Alliance for International Reforestation joins Guatemalan children participating in an agroforestry project.
Fresh Quest, Fair Trade USA announce partnership
Agroexportadora Mundial SA, Zacapa, Guatemala, the melon farming affiliate for Fresh Quest, is the first Central American melon grower to receive Fair Trade certification, according to a news release.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
San Pedro Sun
Inaugural Meeting-Belize/Guatemala Administrative Commission
The inaugural meeting of the Belize-Guatemala Administrative Commission was convened last Friday 28th February, 2014 at the George Price Centre in Belmopan, between a high level delegation of trade and other officials representing the Government of Belize and an official delegation from the Republic of Guatemala.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupts
A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Colombia and Guatemala, allies in security
The Colombian government has been helping Guatemala improve its training of police officers and use of crime-solving technology and intelligence since 2011.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The brutal world of Mexico's drug lords
THEY are among the most corrupt, lawless and violent people on the planet. Mexico's drug lords live in a disturbing world of plastic surgery, secret tunnels, mass graves and enemies boiled to death.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Bolivia under water: Why no national emergency declared amid floods?
Bolivia is suffering from weeks of heavy rains that are causing rivers to swell, homes to flood, and crops to rot.
San Mateo Daily Journal
Conviction concludes 13-year-old murder case; life sentence likely
A former Daly City teen who prosecutors contend lured a 15-year-old classmate to his fatal stabbing death in a storage unit before going on the lam for 13 years was convicted of first-degree murder and the special allegation he waited for his victim.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Guatemala - Shooting attack on local TV news anchor
Reporters Without Borders condemns the shooting attack on local TV news anchor Nery Morales in Mazatenango, in the southwestern department of Suchitepequez, on 18 February.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
The Thorn Tree Resistance
Gold and silver mines in Guatemala are wreaking havoc on local communities. But the people, using nonviolent Christian action, are fighting back.
Lush and lively Guatemalan surprise
Decked out in a faded Panthers & Birds T-shirt, well-worn jeans and weathered trainers on his pitch-black horse, 12-year-old Carlos came darting around the corner in a cloud of dust, his small feet barely reaching the stirrups.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Guatemala and Canada Work to Improve Food Security and Reduce Malnutrition
The Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, Stuart Savage, and the Representative of the World Food Programme , Mario Touchette, joined government officials of Guatemala, to officially launch the programme Guatemalan Maize Against Hunger, which aims to support Guatemalas efforts to increase agricultural productivity and reduce malnutrition.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Judge OKs immigration detainer lawsuit in RI
A federal judge has determined a naturalized U.S. citizen's constitutional rights were violated when she was held on an immigration detainer and gave her lawsuit against state and federal officials the greenlight.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Closing arguments heard in teen murder trial
A murder defendant's claims that a childhood lover killed his 15-year-old classmate in Daly City 13 years ago on the orders of a secret Guatemalan police outfit is a "fantastic" story that, even if true, does not clear him of responsibility for at the very least luring the teen to his death, a prosecutors told jurors Monday afternoon.