Regions / Guatemala
Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
As the tide of American empire recedes, the Golden Arches remain in place.
During the Cold War, the CIA did everything it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
Several countries afflicted by the Zika virus are asking women to delay getting pregnant. Yet local laws — and U.S. foreign aid rules — make it impossible for many to get a safe abortions.
Amid rising violence against human rights defenders, Guatemalan activists are counting on an emboldened civil society to take on their next president.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence.
A broad-based movement against official corruption is rocking Guatemala to its core.