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Top corruption prosecutor held in jail as Guatemalan elite bids to purge foes
Virginia Laparra detained in conditions ‘bordering on torture’, which supporters say is retaliation for her efforts to fight corruption

Jody García in Guatemala City and Nina Lakhani in New York

01, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘They had their dreams’: the families devastated by Texas truck deaths
Relatives tell of loss as experts says harsher laws are forcing people to take ever more dangerous routes into US

Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

17, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Disappeared: a daughter’s 40-year search for her father, taken by Guatemala’s military dictatorship
The family of Emil Bustamante López has filed a case with the UN human rights committee, looking for answers

Sam Jones in Madrid

27, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘Consent was never given’: indigenous groups oppose restarting Guatemala nickel mine
An investigation appears to show company employees discussing how to smear local opponents of the Central American nickel operation

Joe Parkin Daniels in El Estor

06, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Victory in court for indigenous women raped during Guatemala’s civil war
Five men were sentenced to 30 years each in prison in a ruling hailed as vindication for survivors who have spent years fighting for justice

Sandra Cuffe

25, Jan, 2022 @12:15 AM

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Guatemala’s economy buoyed by record $15bn sent home from workers overseas
Critics accuse the country’s government of doing nothing to stop the ‘escape valve’ of migration as it covers up their lack of spending

Jeff Abbott

21, Jan, 2022 @7:15 AM

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World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies
Care International report highlights ‘deep injustice’ neglected by world’s media, as extreme weather along with Covid wipes out decades of progress

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Charity appeal in Guatemala, where the fight for land and water rights is a battle for survival
This year’s appeal has already raised over £500,000. We report on an organisation supporting Indigenous communities against wealthy vested interests

Rich Brown

26, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Max Stahl obituary
Documentary-maker who captured East Timor atrocities on film and left behind his earlier career as a Blue Peter presenter

Anthony Hayward

04, Nov, 2021 @5:46 PM

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‘So many have gone’: storms and drought drive Guatemalans to the US border
The climate crisis has made life in many villages more precarious, leading some to risk joining an exodus

Nina Lakhani in La Unión

01, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Herbalist’s murder highlights assault on Mayan spirituality in Guatemala
Spiritual guide Domingo Choc Che was tortured and burned by neighbors who accused him of witchcraft – and advocates say Christian churches are stoking prejudice

Jeff Abbott in Guatemala City

25, Oct, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Margaret Hooks obituary
Foreign correspondent, human rights activist and author of acclaimed books on women and art

Duncan Campbell

06, Aug, 2021 @4:08 PM

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