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On September 6, 2015

This Francisco Goldman article in The New Yorker is a good run-down of what is going on in Guatemala. Citizens finally came together to stand up to the kleptocracy that has run the country since the e

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On June 18, 1954, the CIA-trained coup against democratically elected Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz began, an event that crushed Guatemalan labor, happened with the complicity of the American labor movement, and significantly destabilized Guatemala, helping to create the violence that afflicts that nation and the large-scale undocumented migration to the United States today. Born in […]

Guatemala

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On March 17, 2015

I am leaving today for a wedding in Antigua, Guatemala. I have some posts already in the queue but any interaction from me on the blog could be light until next Monday. Share

Cartels and Fuel

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On December 12, 2013

Once again, the legalization of drugs in the United States is going to have only a minimal impact on organized crime in Mexico. Millions of gallons of illegal petrol are flowing into Guatemala from Me

Rios Montt

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On May 10, 2013

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt found guilty of genocide. May the evil old monster die in prison. Of course, his supporters in the United States still hold major positions of importance w

Worst Book Review Ever

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On May 29, 2012
It’s hard to imagine a more hackish book review than what Ira Stoll pulls off at Reason. Reviewing Rich Cohen’s new book on the United Fruit Company (this is the first I’ve heard about the book although I’ll probably take a look at it), Stoll notes that the story of Sam “The Banana Man” Zemurray […]
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