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Guatemalan president-elect cries foul over lawfare ‘coup’
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Guatemalan president-elect cries foul over lawfare ‘coup’

Bernardo Arevalo’s surprise electoral victory last month has led to efforts to deplatform his party Guatemalan president-elect Bernardo Arevalo ©  AFP / Johan Ordonez The mounting political and legal opposition to Guatemalan president-elect Bernardo Arevalo and his Movimento Semilla (Seed Movement) party constitute “illegal political persecution,” Arevalo, who ran on an anti-corruption platform, told reporters on Friday. “We are seeing a coup d’etat in motion in which the justice apparatus is used to violate justice,” he said during a news conference, warning that “these political mafias will try to consummate the coup d’etat” during the four months preceding January’s swearing-in ceremony.  Citing his political opponent’s refusal to concede as well as ...
US govt’s Summit of the Americas fails: Boycott by presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala
Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, USA

US govt’s Summit of the Americas fails: Boycott by presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala

As the US government’s Summit of the Americas opens in Los Angeles, California, the presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, and Guatemala have refused to attend, protesting the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. ByBenjamin Norton The US government’s Summit of the Americas started on June 6 in Los Angeles, California. And the event proved to be a major diplomatic failure for the Joe Biden administration. Washington refused to invite the socialist governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. So to protest this exclusion, the presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, and Honduras boycotted the summit. Guatemala’s president also chose to skip the conference. This means heads of state representing Latin American countries with a total population of more than 200 million pe...
Guatemala Approves National Emergency Law to Fight COVID-19
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Guatemala Approves National Emergency Law to Fight COVID-19

This initiative, which will be temporary and conditional, will allow conditioning public health services to serve better the Guatemalan population exposed to the pandemic. Amidst a daily average of 5,000 new coronavirus cases, Guatemalan senators on Monday approved a "National Emergency Law to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic," which sets reference prices for medicines, extends vaccination to the population between 12 and 17 years of age, and prioritizes the recruitment of medical personnel. RELATED: Guatemalan Congress Repeals State-of-Calamity Decree These measures, which will be temporary and conditional, will allow conditioning public health services to serve better the Guatemalan population exposed to the pandemic. Thanks to this policy, doctors treating COVID-19 pa...
Guatemalan Water Protectors Persist, Despite Mining Company Threats
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Guatemalan Water Protectors Persist, Despite Mining Company Threats

by JEN MOORE Photograph Source: Esmée Winnubst – CC BY 2.0 The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin America and around the world. Indigenous people and affected communities face many reprisals for their resistance, including a mounting number of arbitration suits against their governments from mining companies suing over projects that people have managed to halt through direct action and in the courts. This month, in Guatemala, the Peaceful Resistance “La Puya” celebrates eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens to pollute or dry up already scarce water supplies in an area just north of Guatemala City...
Guatemala

Guatemalan Water Protectors Persist, Despite Mining Company Threats

by JEN MOORE Photograph Source: Esmée Winnubst – CC BY 2.0 The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin America and around the world. Indigenous people and affected communities face many reprisals for their resistance, including a mounting number of arbitration suits against their governments from mining companies suing over projects that people have managed to halt through direct action and in the courts. This month, in Guatemala, the Peaceful Resistance “La Puya” celebrates eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens to pollute or dry up already scarce water supplies in an area just north of Guatemala City...
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From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America

By Global Research New Video: Syrian Armed Forces Teach ‘2nd Strongest NATO Army’ Painful Lesson in Idlib By South Front, Units of the Russian Military Police entered the town of Saraqib in eastern Idlib following the second liberation of the town from al-Qaeda terrorists and Turkish forces. According to the Russian military, the deployment took place at 5:00pm local time on March 2 and was intended to provide security and allow traffic through the M4 and M5 highways. In fact, the Russians came to put an end to Turkish attempts to capture the town and cut off the M5 highway in this area. From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America By Elson Concepción Pérez, The latest threat to Venezuela of a possible military intervention, the recent cou...
Guatemala, USA

30 Years Ago, American Nun Dianna Ortiz Was Kidnapped and Tortured in Guatemala, She’s Still Waiting for Truth & Justice

by BRETT WILKINS Dianna Ortiz wanted to be a nun since she was 6 years old. To some people, that seemed a rather peculiar calling for a girl growing up during the seismic cultural shifts of the 1960s and ’70s, a time when many women were leaving religious orders. But Ortiz, the daughter of a homemaker and a uranium miner growing up in Grants, New Mexico, remained steadfastly committed to her goal through middle and high school and in her late teens she traveled across America to Maple Mount, Kentucky to join the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, part of a 400-year-old Roman Catholic order dedicated to the education of girls and the care of the sick and needy. Dangerous Calling  In keeping with the Ursuline mission, Ortiz taught kindergarten for a decade. She then felt ...
Guatemala, USA

5th Guatemalan Migrant Minor Dies in US Immigration Custody

NOVANEWS Pro-migration activists take part in a demonstration in support of the human rights of migrant children outside the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico May 17, 2019. | Photo: Reuters A 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant died Monday in U.S. border patrol custody, the 5th minor to die since December. A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday in United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in Texas, officials there said, making him the fifth minor to die after being apprehended by U.S. agents since December at the border wtih Mexico. US: 2-year-old Migrant Boy Dies After Crossing Border The boy, Carlos Hernandez, was arrested by U.S. CBP agents May 13 after crossing the border near Hidalgo, Texas with a group of 70 others, according to the agency. Ear...