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Guatemala: Why We Cannot Turn Away

Xeni Jardin PBS Newshour
Miles O'Brien reports from Guatemala on forensic science used to document charges of a genocide against thousands of indigenous Mayans in the 80s. From Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin, who co-produced the piece, here's a look at their reporting.

A Coup in Guatemala is the Real Emergency

Elizabeth Oglesby The Hill
Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) linked Guatemala's entrenched corruption to international migration, saying that the crises created by Guatemala's "mafioso" government are "why children leave their homes and risk their lives to come here."

Global Left Midweek - August 29, 2018

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Three Women, French Reds, Students and Workers in China, Swaziland Democracy, Guatemalans Fight Privatized Energy, Philippines Youth Rage Against Marcos Family
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