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Then President-elect Alejandro Giammattei speaks during a interview with AFP in Guatemala City on August 12, 2019. News
Guatemalan Leader Blasts Trump Admin's "Contaminated" Deportation Flights as Rights Groups Say Expulsions Show "Reckless Disregard" for Rights and Health
"Guatemala is an ally to the United States, the United States is not an ally to Guatemala," said President Alejandro Giammattei.
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Governments and corporations should be held accountable for the inequalities they have perpetuated and that are decisive in who lives or dies, and how many. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
The Self-Centered Rich Country Response to Pandemics and Crises Is Wrecking Poor Countries
Along with measures like rent freezes and guaranteeing workers’ rights, really addressing a global pandemic involves public health planning that cross borders and confronting global inequality and the climate crisis.
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People wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Guatemala City, on March 16, 2020. (Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images) News
Trump Accused of 'Actively and Knowingly' Spreading Coronavirus to Central America Through Deportations
Trump seen as "global health threat" as Guatemalan health minister claims 75% of people on a recent deportation flight from the U.S. tested positive for the virus.
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President Alejandro Giammattei assumed office on January 14, 2020, after promising on the campaign trail to make Guatemala friendlier to transnational mining corporations. (Photo: Flickr/Vinicio Cerezo) Views
Global Mining Corporations Have a Friend in the New Guatemalan Government
The new president has appointed a former mining executive to a high-level post, worrying indigenous communities that have long protested the company’s harmful extraction activities.
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While the US arms industry is presumably feeling pretty secure right about now, it is safe to say many people in "safe third countries" are not. (Photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters) Views
How the US Made the So-Called 'Safe Third Countries' Unsafe
Despite Donald Trump's claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.
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People seeking asylum pictured in front of a migrant refugee center in Jalisco, Mexico in 2018. (Photo: Daniel Arauz) Views
The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala
A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.
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A river at risk of drying up near the agricultural village of Guapinol, Honduras. The phrase “Cuidemos los bosques,” painted onto a rock by villagers, translates to “Protect the forests.” (Photo: Lawyers for Civil Rights) Views
'Fleeing Not Migrating'
Climate change, pollution, and violence drive people to the U.S. border, even with no promise of a path to citizenship.
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Guatemalan civilian and peasants organizations demonstrate in front of US Embassy in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, in Guatemala City, on November 14, 2019. (Photo: ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas.
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GUATEMALA COUP, 1954. Colonel Miguel Mendoza, Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas, and Major Julio Gaitan (foreground, left-to-right), three leaders of the rebel invasion force which overthrew the government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman of Guatemala in 1954. Photographed 24 June 1954. (Photo: ullstein bild via Getty Images) Views
Coming to Terms With the U.S. Role in Central America
U.S. military intervention has played an important role in the instability, poverty, and violence that drives tens of thousands of people from the Central American countries toward Mexico and the United States.
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Trump Condemned for 'Morally Reprehensible' Plan That Rights Groups Warn Means Death for Asylum-Seekers
"Instead of offering protection to people fleeing these conditions, the United States is instead pursuing a disastrous plan that could carry deadly consequences."
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