Latinoamérica

Juez guatemalteco, Ángel Gálvez Aguilar. Foto: Redes sociales.

Guatemalan Judge Who Prosecutes War Crimes in the Crosshairs

After more than two decades of prosecuting genocide cases in the Army and fighting corruption in Guatemala, Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez has been threatened and deprived of his judicial immunity.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica |
Francia Márquez y Gustavo Petr, Foto: Guillermo Torres Reina/Black Agenda Report.

(Español) Gustavo Petro y Francia Márquez se alzan con triunfo histórico en las presidenciales de Colombia

(Español) Fue también un político sagaz, que en 1985 sufrió cárcel y tortura, y luego depresión cuando fue obligado a vivir en Béliga el exilio, tras su destitución como alcalde de Bogotá, y los múltiples calificativos de ser exguerrillero y “castrochavista”.

Posted in Elections, Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica |
México y Guatemala, pueblos hermanos. Inicia ceremonia official de la gira de AMLO por Centroamérica en Guatemala Foto: Marcelo Ebrard.

Mexican President Makes First Tour of Central America and the Caribbean

On his first official tour in Latin America, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit several Central American countries and Cuba.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica, Mexico, Politics |
Sobre la corte en Guatemala, de la nota del 11 de febrero de 2022, enviada or Maria Martin

Guatemala Takes the Stand at International Human Rights Court

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, began hearing arguments this week against the Guatemalan government, which is accused of systematically repressing indigenous Mayan communities.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Justicia Racial, Latinoamérica |
Los trabajadores agrícolas en la pizca de sandía están expuestos a las olas de calor. Foto: Cortesía de Arturo Sarmiento.

California Legislature to Consider Pioneering Heat Advisory System

In California, a group of lawmakers are poised to introduce a pioneering bill that would create a heat advisory system. The warnings would be similar to storm and fire warnings and would classify heat waves by their intensity and their impact on health.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica, Politics, Health, Jobs |
Mujeres Achi, esperando afuera de la Corte. Foto: MAYA K'AT.

Guatemalan Paramilitaries Face Maximum Penalty for Abuse of Indigenous Mayans During Civil War

After four decades of litigation, a Guatemalan court has issued a 30-year prison sentence to five paramilitaries accused of sexually abusing and enslaving dozens of Indigenous women from the Achi Mayan community during the civil war.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Justicia Racial, Latinoamérica |
Registros de la prensa a protestas sociales como esta, encabezada por una mujer. Foto: WhatsApp.

Guatemalan Journalists Decry Censorship and Harassment

Guatemalan journalists are denouncing attacks this year on members of the media, who have suffered physical attacks, harassment from authorities, and financial pressure for exercising their profession.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica |
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US-El Salvador Diplomatic Tensions. The Meaning of the Guilty Verdict. Intimate Partner Violence.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 PROGRAM # 9455 12:00 PM PDT US-El Salvador Diplomatic Tensions. The US embassy in El Salvador announced that relations with the Salvadoran government of Nayib Bukele are now on hold after the lack of interest to improve the dialogue with the US. The highest US diplomatic representative in El Salvador is leaving […]

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Posted in Latinoamérica, Línea Abierta, Politics |
Esta niña maya usa su mascarilla, pero muchas otras personas en su pueblo no lo hacen. Foto: María Martin.

Hit by the Pandemic, Guatemalan Mayas Criticize their Abandonment by Government

Guatemala has the lowest rates of COVID-19 vaccination in Latin America, and the Delta variant is hitting hardest the rural indigenous Mayan population.

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Posted in Coronavirus/COVID-19, Weekly Edition, Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica |
Frente a Palacio Nacional de la Ciudad de México, los mandatarios y Cancilleres de la Comunidad de Estados de América Latina y el Caribe, Celac. Foto: Presidencia de México.

Latin American and Caribbean Presidents Resume Cooperation Plans

After a four-year hiatus, heads of state from nearly twenty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Mexico City to discuss issues including addressing the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and providing aid during natural disasters.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Latinoamérica, Mexico, Politics |