Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Monday, November 14, 2011 23:02 - 1 Comment
Last week, Otto Pérez Molina became the first military officer to rise to the Guatemalan presidency since the country’s brutal civil war. Ceasefire’s Sebastião Martins argues we could be witnessing a return to the hardline authoritarianism of the past.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Monday, October 17, 2011 16:37 - 0 CommentsIn 2010, documents were uncovered that proved a US governmental research programme had deliberately infected thousands of Guatemalans with STDs, leading to the deaths of hundreds. In a new essay, Ceasefire’s Sebastião Martins investigates the horrific background and details of the case, and argues the era of US impunity is over.
New in Ceasefire, South of The Border - Monday, November 22, 2010 20:38 - 0 CommentsIn the news this week in Latin America: Dominican Republic tightens border as Haitian cholera epidemic spreads, Former Guatemalan Interior Minister accused of ordering killings, Chávez warns fugitive head of Globovisión, and Yale to return Macchu Picchu relics. Ceasefire correspondent Tom Kavanagh delivers his weekly round up of what's been going on south of the border.
Le Blog - Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:31 - 0 CommentsIn this week's 'Le Blog', Ceasefire's Canada correspondent Yassine Hamouni looks into the recent revelations of US-ordered unethical medical experimentation on Guatemalans. Considering the extensively documented, long running history of officially sanctioned abuses of science, from Hiroshima to Fallujah, the only surprising thing about the horrendous Guatemala revelations, Hamouni argues, is the levels of surprise they have generated.
New in Ceasefire, Politics, South of The Border - Monday, October 4, 2010 0:00 - 1 CommentIn the news this week in Latin America: Correa fights back in Ecuador, Presidential elections in Brazil, Chavez retains a majority, and US crimes in Guatemala exposed. Ceasefire correspondent Tom Kavanagh delivers his weekly round up of what's been going on south of the border.
Politics, South of The Border - Monday, September 6, 2010 1:07 - 1 CommentIn this week's Latin America news round up: a prisoner hunger strike against anti-terror law in Chile, Chavez goes on the attack, Uribe under fire and much more. Our correspondent Tom Kavanagh reports.
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