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Articles by Anna-Claire Bevan

Living on One – the reality of a dollar-a-day existence

Struggling to understand the meaning of poverty, four students took on a challenge, with unforeseen consequences, writes Anna Bevan.

  • September 4, 2013
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A worldwide water revolution starts in Guatemala

Clean water for millions – thanks to a man called Fernando. Anna Bevan reports.

  • August 20, 2013
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Guatemalan living in darkness to bring light to others

Juan Rodriguez wants to raise $50,000 to bring affordable light to the poor. Anna Bevan explains.

  • March 13, 2013
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Otto Pérez Molina and the Mexican drug cartels: one year on

Guatemala’s president promised to reduce drug trafficking, but his success is questionable, says Anna Bevan.

  • February 14, 2013
  • 1

Is this the end of the world?

Anna-Claire Bevan says 21 December Doomsday hype could cause tension between the Guatemalan government and Mayan community.

  • December 21, 2012
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Braille newspaper makes history

To mark International Literacy Day on 8 September Anna-Claire Bevan looks at how a new Guatemalan publication has changed lives.

  • September 7, 2012
  • 1

Reading between the lines: journalism in Guatemala

It’s a game of self-censorship, says Anna Bevan – especially for women.

  • August 15, 2012
  • 4

Country Profile: Guatemala

The country’s unequal wealth distribution and rapid population growth have made it one of the poorest in Latin America, writes Anna-Claire Bevan.

  • May 1, 2012
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How to nail a dictator

A new film is testament to ‘never giving up’, as Anna Bevan reports from Guatemala.

  • March 27, 2012
  • 1

Time’s up for Guatemala’s ex-president

Accused of money-laundering and fraud, Alfonso Portillo’s luck could be running out, explains Anna Bevan.

  • November 24, 2011
  • 1

Fotokids: twenty years of tackling poverty with photography

An idea born in a landfill site has for two decades helped youngsters see the world through a different lens. Anna Bevan reports.

  • September 27, 2011
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I am the first to divorce for Guatemala

Guatemalans go to the polls on 11 September - but despite an embarrassment of candidates, many fear it’s a case of simply hoping that the least bad option wins.

  • September 1, 2011
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Femicide: Guatemala’s growing epidemic

Guatemalan women experience one of the highest levels of violence in the world – and the crimes often go unpunished, reports Anna Bevan

  • August 22, 2011
  • 8

Politics is a death sentence in Guatemala

Bullet-proof vests are a campaign-trail necessity after scores of candidates are murdered while canvassing for September elections.

  • July 7, 2011
  • 2

Driving gangs off Guatemala's buses

A new public transport system is designed to halt the terrorizing of drivers and their passengers, but residents fear the state is powerless against criminal gangs.  

  • June 1, 2011
  • 1

Guatemala gets a green card

The UN recognizes Guatemalan efforts to preserve its woodlands.

  • May 9, 2011
  • 0

You can’t block the bucks

Starbucks arrives in Guatemala – and shakes up the country’s coffee culture.

  • April 18, 2011
  • 1

Keeping it in the family

Controversy kick-starts Guatemala’s presidential elections.

  • March 30, 2011
  • 2

About Anna-Claire Bevan


Anna-Claire Bevan is a freelance journalist currently based in Guatemala City. She writes about political, environmental and social issues for magazines both in Guatemala and back home in the UK. Anna originally set up her first blog Vida Latina as a result of her travels in Latin America and frustrations at the lack of international media coverage that this area of the world receives.

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