Weekly News Roundup: October 10th-16th


The tops news stories from around Guatemala in the past week here. Think we missed something or are missing a great news source? Let us know!

In response to widespread outrage, who shot and killed eight peaceful protesters last week. The soldiers were taken into custody and the president has pledged not to use troops to secure protests in the future.

Community radio stations continue to struggle for their right to stay on the air after an indigenous run radio station was raided by police, reports Cultural Survival. Reporters without Borders also raises concerns about press freedom in Guatemala as two Prensa Libre journalists continue to receive disturbing death threats.

InfoSur Hoy reports on the unabated rates of violence against women as four women and a young girl were gunned down on October 14th.

300 year old murals found by a farmer under his kitchen walls are in danger of disappearing unless the government or cultural groups do something to help preserve the historic artifacts. The farmer is doing all he can to protect them and has repeatedly asked the government for assistance in declaring them a historical landmark but has received little response.

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