Guatemala’s Anti-Mining La Puya Protesters Are Under Siege
The communities around San Jose del Golfo have engaged in a two-year long peaceful resistance to prevent the construction of a new mine.
The Humanitarian Crisis in Guatemala City's Immense Garbage Dump
The basurero neighborhood is desperately poor, lacks basic social services, and offers residents little hope of escaping.
Guatemalan Farmers Are Too Poor to Protest
Tens of thousands of farmers showed up in Guatemala City yesterday to demonstrate against the construction of hydroelectric power plants and the high price of electricity—but they didn't have enough money to stay very long.
The Drunken, Devilish Mayan God Still Worshipped in Guatemala
He's the kind of god you pray to when you really want a motorcycle.
The Deadly, Drunken Day of the Dead Horserace
By the time the race begins the riders are already intoxicated after an entire night of drinking, and they’ll spend the rest of the day getting even more wasted, while riding back and forth on a track that goes from one end of the village to the other...