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.
“The global struggle against the pandemic has little chance to succeed if personal hygiene, the main measure to prevent contagion, is unavailable to the 2.2 billion persons who have no access to safe water services.”
The result is a noxious chowder of sewage, industrial and agricultural runoff, and an ever-replenished flotilla of plastic trash, churning out from the river mouth toward the massive Mesoamerican reef, which has long supported rich biodiversity...
Alejandro Giammattei, Guatemala’s perpetual presidential candidate, finally won his country’s “unpopularity contest” and will take office in January. But what every Guatemalan wants to know is what will he do about the Safe Third Country Agreement.
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."