This is the first real test of Pérez Molina’s administration in the capital city. Given his liberal use of states of emergency in the national hospital and San Marcos, it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this latest wave of civil unrest. But the more crucial question for Guatemala is what reforms can and should be implemented to improve a subpar educational system.
Upside Down World has another post from Beth Geglia on the student protests.
The intensity of violence against female activists is on the rise in Guatemala. Lolita Chavez, member of the K’iche’ People’s Council, was attacked by armed men who attempted to lynch her as she was returning home after a peaceful protest against abusive extractive practices and projects affecting the environment.Kate Newman has an article on at Americas Quarterly on how the Otto Perez Molina administration has asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to declare itself incompetent on its Rio Negro massacre rulings. OPM's administration also reiterated that genocide did not occur in Guatemala.
Here are a few others to take a look at: