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In Guatemala, State of Siege Sees Little Progress Against Zetas

The President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, announced that he plans to evaluate whether to extend the state of siege declared on December 19 in the central province...
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Murders Reveal Pattern of Femicides in Guatemala

The burned bodies of three women were found dumped by a road outside Guatemala’s capital Wednesday. The country has one of the highest rates of female homicides in...
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Guatemala’s Crossroads: Democratization of Violence and Second Chances

Published by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, December...
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State of Siege: Voices from Guatemala

On December 19, the government of Guatemala declared a state of siege in the central province of Alta Verapaz, in an attempt to quell the rising levels of violence...
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Bus Bomb in Guatemala Kills Six

At least six people died and another dozen were wounded after a bomb exploded on a public bus on Monday in Guatemala...
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The Battle for Guatemala’s Heart Has Begun

It's appropriate that Alta Verapaz, the province where the Guatemalan government has decided to start its fight against organized crime, is in the heart of the...
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Message from Zetas to Guatemala’s President

The following is a message allegedly from the Zetas criminal organization, played by the local radio station La Buena in Coban, the capital of the beseiged province...
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Guatemala Declares State of Siege in Alta Verapaz

Guatemala's government declared a state of siege in the embattled state of Alta Verapaz on Sunday, an area just north of capital city Guatemala that has been...
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Cable Highlights Widespread Flaws in ‘Porous’ Mexico-Guatemala Border

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by the international whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, state department officials are highly concerned by...