The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.
Put quite simply, the U.S. owes these refugees a home in light of the fact that the U.S. has mercilessly destroyed their home countries over the past century or so.
Daniel Pascual is a 42-year-old indigenous rights defender from Guatemala's K'iche' community. An activist from an early age, Daniel is the current coordinator of the Comite de Unidad Campesina (CUC), an ActionAid partner organization.
Children bearing burdens in a pre-Easter procession in Antigua Washington DC faces meeting (and traffic) gridlock whenever world leaders gather. Thi...
While money cannot right the wrongs inflicted on these innocent people, it is imperative that we do everything in our power to treat and compensate the surviving victims and their descendants.
This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees who are plating seeds and pollinating change. In California, bats, bees, birds and b...
It is International Women's Day, and two events in our own Hemisphere -- a historic conviction of two military officers from the Guatemalan military for sexual crimes committed 30 years ago and the brutal assassination of Honduras' leading woman activist -- seem to sum up where we stand globally on women's rights.
Even if Vice President Joe Biden loves coffee, he and the government do very little to make sure that each coffee consumed in the United States supports their policy to eradicate poverty in rural communities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Don Sebastian was on a roll, trying to explain to the large group gathered at his tree nursery business the depth of his transformation: "We always t...
Sending refugees back to Central America is irresponsible, especially in light of the U.S. past involvement in Central America which has contributed to the instability of the region.The U.S. can and must accept Central American refugees and acknowledge the crisis from which they are fleeing.
Rudy Giuliani fue alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años 1994 al 2001 y hoy muchos países latinoamericanos le contratan por el récord ...
Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.
Britini Port is the founder of Uxibal, "a philanthropic lifestyle brand" located in Antigua, Guatemala. Port uses her own unique designs to create an empowering mission for the women of Guatemala. Uxibal is Mayan for "sister".
Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.
The intertwining of past and present highlights the necessity of addressing impunity at its core in post-conflict societies, and the perils of not doing so in the immediate transition period.
The question remains as to whether, in the future, the shared value in the coffee served at the White House will perpetuate or end poverty, not only in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras but also everywhere else where coffee is grown, including Kenya.