Tag Archives: Guatemala

GuateSec: Drug War militarization in Central America

With the U.S. Marines’ “Operation Hammer” in Guatemala reportedly finalized and “Operation Anvil” in Honduras in limbo, where does Central America now stand in the Drug War, and what developments are on the horizon? In “Strategies of a New Cold War,” … Continue reading

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December 2012: A new era of decolonization and a window on impunity

In the international popular imagination, Guatemala in December of 2012 was defined by two events: the much-hyped and misappropriated end of an era in the Maya calendar, and to a lesser degree, John McAfee’s abortive attempt to win asylum following … Continue reading

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January 31st 2013, Cascadia Solidaria presents “Guatemala: Neoliberal Militarism & Social Movement Resistance”

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Indigenous mobilizations in the new B’ak’tun

“Oxlajuj B’ak’tun is the time to strengthen ancestral wisdom and the practice and never-ending search for balance; it’s a moment in which we must transcend, raise the consciousness of human beings and recognize ourselves as such in order to reach … Continue reading

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Eviction of peaceful mining resistance: Guate Indymedia updates

Via BarillasResiste, Guatemala Indymedia Center offers running updates from the violent eviction of peaceful mining resistance at La Puya, San José del Golfo, Guatemala. At least five people have been arrested, and community leader Yolanda Oquelí reports that representatives of … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Budgeting for repression in Guatemala, SOA killing in Honduras

Justice or repression in Guatemala? Guatemala’s 2013 budget leaves little doubt regarding the trajectory of state policy regarding public security and defense. Analysis by Plaza Pública identifies the Defense and Interior Ministries, which oversee the military and police forces, as … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Operation Hammer lifted, rumblings from Totonicapán and Tajamulco

Operation Hammer leaves Guatemala According to Guatemalan’s Prensa Libre and the U.S. military, the 200-strong Marine detachment associated with Operation Hammer has finished its counter-narcotics mission and left the country. Military press releases describe U.S. participation in “more than 250” airborne … Continue reading

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