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Guatemalan farmers protest land seizures and high electric costs

Guatemala City - An estimated 20,000 farmers protested the government’s continued confiscation of land for hydroelectric facilities and power lines. The demonstration shut down parts of the capital on Friday.
In the Media by Justin King

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.
Digital Journal Report by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sochi to display captured orcas during Winter Olympic Games

Sochi - As the Russian city of Sochi gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, two killer whales recently captured from the wild in the Russian Far East will debut in Sochi for the Olympic Games along with a dolphin torchbearer.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Defensora film — Foreign injustice by Canadian mining Hudbay Special

Halifax - One man dead in a poor Mayan village in Guatemala. Why should it matter to us? Well it did matter to me, as I watched the images of last night's screening of Defensora at the Dalhousie Law School in Halifax.
Digital Journal Report by Sara Star - 3 comments

6.6-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico-Guatemala border

Guatemala City - The US Geological Survey reports that the border between Mexico and Guatemala was shaken up on Friday night by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Go directly to jail: Guatemala passes tough new gun law

Guatemala City - Even as homicide rates fall, Guatemala has enacted strict measures which will send anyone caught carrying a firearm straight to jail until trial.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’

The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Review: Ancestry and Artistry — Maya textiles at the Textile Museum Special

Toronto - Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala celebrates the inventive skills of Maya women's craft. This exhibit displays huipiles and other types of clothing from over a period of nearly 50 years, and the evolution of style both local and global.
Digital Journal Report by Elka Weinstei - 2 comments

Former US-backed Guatemalan dictator guilty of genocide

Guatemala City - A former US-backed military dictator of Guatemala has been found guilty of the genocide of more than 1,700 of his countrymen during his de facto rule 30 years ago.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala

Guatemala City - The earthquake hit Guatemala yesterday afternoon just 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of San Jose Pinula and close to the nation's capital. The quake registered 124.3 miles (200 kilometers) deep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

Austin - Texas state troopers will no longer be permitted to shoot immigrants from helicopters under new rules announced on Thursday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 9 comments

Former US-backed Guatemalan dictator to face genocide charges

Guatemala City - A former US-backed Guatemalan military dictator will be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the slaughter of thousands of his people.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Ancient Mayan temple irreparably damaged by doomsday tourists

An ancient Mayan temple at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tikal, Guatemala, has been irreparably damaged by tourists celebrating the Mayan Apocalypse with doomsday parties.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Video: Mayan ceremony at 'Star Wars' temple in Guatemala

While most of us are chuckling over the non-happening apocalypse (and some are secretly relieved it didn't happen), the Mayans are taking the date more seriously, as they already knew the world wasn't ending today.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

John McAfee hospitalized after suspected heart attack

Guatemala City - Software tycoon John McAfee, was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala after it was suspected he had suffered a heart attack at the detention center where he is being held by the Guatemalan authorities. But doctors said he had only suffered a stress attack.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Dec. 6, 1982: Guatemalan troops massacre 200 Dos Erres villagers

December 6, 1982 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dos Erres massacre, in which US-backed Guatemalan elite troops tortured, raped and slaughtered 201 men, women and children with the tacit approval of the Reagan administration.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

John McAfee arrested in Guatemala City

Guatemala City - Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was arrested by the Guatemalan police Wednesday, bringing his life on the run from the Belize police, who want him for questioning in a murder investigation, to an end.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

John McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Internet software entrepreneur John McAfee, appeared in public in Guatemala Tuesday for the first time since he went into hiding from the Belizean authorities, saying he is seeking asylum in Guatemala because of fears for his safety in Belize.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Children witness massacre of family members

Villa Canales - A 6 year-old boy was seen comforting his 4 year-old sister after much of their family was massacred before their eyes in a town outside Guatemala City.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Guatemala volcano eruption forces 1000's of evacuations (updated)

Guatemala City - Around 33,000 people were evacuated in five communities in Guatemala's capital city on Wednesday due to Volcano of Fire eruption. (Photo update).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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