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Guatemala

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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 end of the civil war of the 80s. Protests have brought down Otto Pérez Molina after already taking out […]

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 Mexico each week, part of a highly lucrative regional trade that authorities are struggling to combat. Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez […]

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

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