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COHA Report: Drones in Latin America

By: W. Alejandro Sanchez, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

For a PDF version of this report click here.  Over the past several years, drone usage has become increasingly widespread, not solely among global military…

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

By: Megan McAdams, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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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Violence Against Journalists in Guatemala Spikes Again

Violence Against Journalists in Guatemala Spikes Again

By: Thomas Abbot, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

On August 19, Guatemalan television and radio journalist Carlos Alberto Orellana Chávez was abducted from his car in the department of Suchitepéquez and murdered shortly…

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Guatemalan State Can No Longer Afford to Neglect Food Security

Guatemalan State Can No Longer Afford to Neglect Food Security

By: Joseph Ringoen, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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.

By: Laura Powell, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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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