Regions / Guatemala
A delegation of activists from 12 different countries, including IPS Director John Cavanagh, on the fight to stop gold mining in Central America.
From mission creep to missileers asleep at the wheel.
Guatemala's genocide trial has lifted the curtain on the country's bloody past.
Now that former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt has been convicted of genocide, it's time for the "hegemonic puppeteer," the United States, to be put on trial.
In a week of remarkable events and reversals in Guatemala, the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt came to an abrupt halt on April 18.
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington's declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
Attitudes toward democracy are on the decline in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy isn't helping.
It's time to re-cast U.S. drug policy in Mexico and Guatemala and stop supporting killing methods that end up aiding drug traffickers.
Alvaro Colom keeps Hugo Chavez at arm's length.
Conflicts between state and federal security agencies in Mexico exacerbate the situation.