Recent Posts by Walda Barrios-Klee

Guatemala on the eve of the Second Round of Elections

A series of unforeseen circumstances led us to this election: first, the fall of the president and vice president after the revelation of a corruption network that they had created to steal state resources and tax revenues, and second, the demonstrations that consolidated opposition to several politicians, including Manuel Baldizón, who had faced Otto Pérez Molina in the second-round of elections in 2011 and had been considered the favorite by opinion polls.

Guatemala: A Post-Conflict Society

No one can understand Guatemalan society without looking at the consequences of state orchestrated oppression. These consequences include women being treated as spoils of war. The Report on the Recuperation of Historical Memory and other documents, like the ones produced by Jesuit anthropologist Ricardo Falla, document the violations of women’s human rights.

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