Destined to be the Biggest of Wars—the Humanitarian Crisis of Immigration

Destined to be the Biggest of Wars—the Humanitarian Crisis of Immigration

By: Alicja Magdalena Duda, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs           The people of Central America are trapped in a zero-sum game of merciless…

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A General’s Playground: How “Never Again” Is Becoming “Never Happened” In Guatemala

A General’s Playground: How “Never Again” Is Becoming “Never Happened” In Guatemala

Introduction: When Judge Yasminn Barrios announced a guilty verdict that condemned the man who played a vital role in the state-led violence that torched over…

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COHA Report: Drones in Latin America

COHA Report: Drones in Latin America

For a PDF version of this report click here.  By: W. Alejandro Sanchez, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Over the past…

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Tackling Violence in Guatemala City through Equal Access to Education and Employment

Tackling Violence in Guatemala City through Equal Access to Education and Employment

Violence in Guatemala City is not news. When you live here, you get used to the fact that having drinks with friends will involve some…

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Guatemalan State Can No Longer Afford to Neglect Food Security

Guatemalan State Can No Longer Afford to Neglect Food Security

On July 8, the Guatemalan press reported that the judge of a special children’s court in the Eastern city of Zacapa had ruled against the…

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Confused About Genocide in Guatemala? Apparently You’re Not Alone.

Confused About Genocide in Guatemala? Apparently You’re Not Alone.

Amazingly enough, there seems to be some confusion about whether or not genocide actually occurred in Guatemala’s lengthy civil war (1960-1996). This unlikely debate has…

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