Editorial: Two events scheduled to take place in Guatemala in January simultaneously hold the extremes of hope and cynicism that only a country with its tortured history could produce.
Preview: Catholic sisters in Guatemala care for some of the country's poorest citizens, especially children, in lieu of a government hobbled in political turmoil, strict adoption laws and budget constraints.
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A corruption scandal bilked the impoverished nation millions of dollars and inspired thousands of middle-class Guatemalans to take to the streets and demand change.
The United States shirked its responsibility toward the Central American refugees of the 1980s and today has a responsibility to address the refugee problem in Syria.
The Guatemalan bishops' conference called for the country's president to step down as corruption scandals consumed the country's political class and citizens took to the streets in protest.
"What was a humanitarian crisis at our border last summer is now a due process crisis in our courts."
An independent autopsy by a medical examiner from a neighboring county showed the man was shot six times in the back as he ran from undercover police.
In rural Guatemala, a red double-cabin pickup rumbles past a sign painted on a crumbling adobe wall, Community in Resistance. The lonely road is so rough that passengers leave seat belts unbuckled to avoid bruises from the shoulder straps. When the truck emerges from a forest, a clutch of shelters appears as if imagined into being by a writer of magic realism.
Providing security for Central America means removing some of the armaments the United States has provided for the war on drugs.