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Another Guatemalan banana union leader shot dead

On March 2nd, Guatemalan banana union leader, Miguel Angel Ramirez ofSITRABANSUR, was shot dead. SITRABANSUR, which is affiliated to BananaLinks Guatemala partner union UNSITRAGUA, was founded by Miguel Ramirezand his fellow workers at the 'Olga Maria' plantation in the PacificSouth of Guatemala in July 2007. Since then SITRABANSUR members havebeen harassed and threatened by private security hired by the company-Frutera Internacional Sociedad Anónima, supplier to Chiquita Brands-and 24 union…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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You can’t block the bucks

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

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

The really quite extraordinary growth of fair trade has not, of course, come without pain. To my mind, it works best as a clear contradiction of the principles (such as they are) of free-market corporate globalization..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Enter stage left: Dilma Rousseff

The first female president in Brazil’s history takes charge.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Hounded out of a job

Drug traffickers threaten journalists in Guatemala.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Gang warfare takes over El Salvador

Guadalupe Cortés Vega analyses the homicide crisis.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Reading between the lines: journalism in Guatemala

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

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Guatemala gets a green card

The UN recognizes Guatemalan efforts to preserve its woodlands.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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