From civil war to civil protest: A director looks back on three decades of filming Guatemala
MEXICO CITY--Over the past 35 years, Pamela Yates, an American filmmaker, has been visiting Guatemala, documenting the often painful sweep of its history, with particular attention to the indigenous Mayan communities. Her first film, "When the Mountains Tremble" (1983), took viewers inside the small Central American country's ferocious civil war, documenting the U.S.-backed military government's scorched earth campaign as it pursued Marxist-Leninist guerrillas. Yates followed that up...
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Jul 11, 2017
MEXICO CITY — Investigators said Monday that targets of high-tech spying in Mexico included an international group of experts backed by the Organization of American States who had criticized the government’s probe into the disappearance of 43 students. Previous investigations by the internet watchdog group Citizen Lab found that the spyware had been directed at journalists, activists and opposition politicians Read more...
Jul 11, 2017
It appears the Padres and Dodgers could play a regular-season series next year in Mexico City.The games “are anticipated being played but have not been formalized,” Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., told the Los Angeles Times before Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game in Miami.Asked by the Union-Tribune about the report, Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler Read more...
Jul 10, 2017
MEXICO CITY A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near Read more...
MEXICO: MEXICO CITY: PEACE TALKS TO END GUATEMALA'S CIVIL WARSpanish/Nat The world's longest civil war could be coming to an end. For thirty five years leftist guerillas have tried to topple successive Guatemalan ...
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Guatemalan's Kaibiles elite troops take sides in Mexican drugs warsAn infamous Guatemalan army unit is waging war on Mexico's cartels, but some of its soldiers have swapped sides. The name of the special ops unit in the ...