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Herbalist’s murder highlights assault on Mayan spirituality in Guatemala
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Herbalist’s murder highlights assault on Mayan spirituality in Guatemala

In meetings, Domingo Choc Che was quiet and reflective, speaking up only once others had said their piece. But he would come alive when he entered the jungles of Guatemala’s northern Petén department, sharing his knowledge of traditional medicines with anyone who wanted to learn. “He was more at ease with plants,” said Mónica Berger, a...

Officials head to Guatemala and Mexico amid rise in migrants at US border
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Officials head to Guatemala and Mexico amid rise in migrants at US border

The Biden administration announced on Monday that two senior officials will travel to Mexico and Guatemala to discuss the increase in migrants attempting to enter the US. Emily Horne, a spokesperson for the national security council, said Roberta Jacobson, special assistant to the president and coordinator for the south-west border, “will travel to Mexico to engage with Mexican government...

Guatemala mine’s ex-security chief convicted of Indigenous leader’s murder
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Guatemala mine’s ex-security chief convicted of Indigenous leader’s murder

A judge in Guatemala has accepted a guilty plea by the former head of security at Central America’s largest nickel mine who was on trial for killing an Indigenous leader, in a rare conviction over human rights violations allegedly linked to Canadian-owned mining companies in the region. Mynor Padilla was found guilty on Wednesday of homicide for...