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Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court
Crime
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Crime
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Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court

Benjamin Reeves - March 11, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s highest court ruled last Friday that Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz will be out of office in May, half a year before…

Backlash continues over hydroelectric power projects in Guatemala
Business
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Business
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Backlash continues over hydroelectric power projects in Guatemala

Benjamin Reeves - March 10, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – The streets of Guatemala City brimmed for a few hours last Thursday morning with as many as 20,000 protesters from the countryside. The demonstration…

Change is happening for the women of Sololá
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Change is happening for the women of Sololá

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 8, 2014

Today is International Women's Day, which has been observed since the early 1900s.  SOLOLÁ, Guatemala – Indigenous women in Guatemala occupy the bottom rung of the socioeconomic…

Inventing ‘Víctor Ball’ with the real Patch Adams
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Inventing ‘Víctor Ball’ with the real Patch Adams

Benjamin Reeves - March 6, 2014

SANTA LUCÍA MILPAS ALTAS, Guatemala – The enormous yellow balloon floated gently through the air before a feeble hand reached out and tapped it, sending it careening…

Guatemala
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Guatemalan Supreme Court justice commits suicide

AFP - March 2, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice César Barrientos, known for revoking dozens of death penalty sentences in a single year, committed suicide Sunday, reportedly shooting himself…

Turning a Mayan doll gift idea into a small business that helps communities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Turning a Mayan doll gift idea into a small business that helps communities

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 2, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – When expat Catherine Humber helped out with a Christmas gift delivery in 2011 to a poor school in rural Guatemala she noticed there were…

Crime
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Guatemala Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz battles to serve out her term

Benjamin Reeves - February 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29148" align="alignright" width="225"] Benjamin Reeves/The Tico Times[/caption] GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has been praised internationally as an advocate for human…

Archive
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Guatemala’s sugar industry rakes in profits thanks to high productivity, low wages

Larry Luxner - December 30, 2013

First in a series ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – It’s a 30-minute helicopter ride from the shiny glass skyscrapers of Guatemala City to the sprawling La Unión sugar mill…