Tag Archives: Guatemala

The Wandering Roma: A Historical Snapshot


The much maligned Roma (Cigano, Traveler, Tzigane, etc) are seen the world over.  While traveling in Guatemala in the 1990’s I decided to get off  the chicken bus in Chichicastenango for a few days and rent an actual hotel room … Continue reading

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Rios Montt, Author of Guatemalan Genocide Faces More Charges


Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala Ex-Dictator, Gets Second Genocide Charge By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA 05/21/12 09:48 PM ET GUATEMALA CITY — A judge lodged a second genocide charge against a former Guatemalan dictator on Monday accusing him in the massacre of more than … Continue reading

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Preserving the Mayan Languages and Culture


Guatemala: The Maya In Guatemala, a country ravaged by civil war for most of the past 50 years, the Mayans make up around half of the population. But the fields of education, politics and the media all belong exclusively to … Continue reading

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The Dilemma Drug of Legalization


I have always admired George Will for the precision and focus of his arguments.   Whether I agree or disagree with his position is besides the point; his analyses of many issues are difficult to rebut. – Carlos The drug … Continue reading

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Community Radio in Guatemala Preserves Cultures and Languages


 For many years and for many reasons the indigenous people of Central America have been separated.  This has caused many groups to be isolated.  For a long time local radio has been on the edges of the law, but this … Continue reading

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The Maya in North Georgia Goes Viral!


Update:  Comments can be found at the end of the article. Many people, in the search to solve the mysteries of the Central American cultures, put forth hypotheses to answer questions such as these.   It is reasonable to consider … Continue reading

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Victims of Guatemalan Genocide Still await Justice


Indigenous victims still await compensation OCTOBER 13, 2011 http://mayanews.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/indigenous-victims-still-await-compensation/

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