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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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Oxlaju B’aktun: Grupo Sotz’il dances the Maya calendar

With their newest theatrical-dance performance, “Oxlaju B’aktun,” the Maya-Kaqchikel arts collective Sotz’il engages with mythical prophecy, cultural tradition, and contemporary reality to explore the significance of the thirteenth 400-year cycle of the Maya calendar, which simultaneously closes a five-millenia epoch of civilization … Continue reading

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