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Guatemala: Turning up the heat

“Trees give us shade and help us conserve our environment” says Irma Cocul, a young Q’eqchi woman from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Her indigenous community is working to reforest over 400 hectares of land damaged by clim...

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Guatemala: Weavers Find International Markets

United Nations, New York, May 2012 - In a poor village in a rural region of Guatemala, many women have woven traditional textiles for generations, earning little revenue for their efforts. Now, with the support of the...

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Guatemala: The War on Drug Violence, Youth Taking Back Control

United Nations, New York, December 2011 - In Guatemala, the drug war rages on as deadly cartels from neighbouring Mexico set their sights on parts of the country. But many of Guatemala's youth are fighting back, not t...

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Thousands of murders – almost no convictions…

United Nations, New York, 18 December 2009 - Guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries: Murder, extortion, trafficking and gang warfare are rife. But very few violent criminals are ever prosecuted. One wo...

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United Nations TV – Unearthing the Past

The search for justice following Guatemala's civil war has forensic anthropologists trying to identify individuals who disappeared many years ago.