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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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Raúl Zibechi: Territories in Resistance

Raúl Zibechi, Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements. AK Press, 2012. Translated by Ramor Ryan, foreword by Dawn Paley. Not social movements, but “societies-in-movement”; not “Another world is possible!” but seeking to defend and nurture the … Continue reading

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Exhibits from Bolaño: Culture and atrocity

Posters showing the faces of people disappeared and killed by the Guatemalan state alongside graffiti depicting Salvador Dali, Guatemala City Primary readings: Estrella Distante (1996) and Nocturno de Chile (2000), Roberto Bolaño I knew while reading that Roberto Bolaño’s Los detectives salvajes (The Savage … Continue reading

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