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GSN MONDAY MAILER MAY 06 2013

Posted by administrador on Monday, May 6, 2013 in News.

1.      Guatemala Declares Emergency as Mining Riots Turn Violent

2.       5 CAMPESINO COOPERATIVE MEMBERS IN THE PETEN MURDERED

3.       PIECE FROM SEATTLE TIMES ON DRUG WAR IN MEXICO

4.       GREAT NEW PIECE ON GUATEMALAN MIGRATION FROM GSN’ER SUSANNE JONAS

5.       INTERVIEW WITH GSN’ER JONATHAN MAUPIN ON FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORKER IN GUATEMALA

6.       Wuqu' Kawoq's Kaqchikel language field school

7.      EXCELLENT NEW BOOK ON GANGS IN GUATEMALA BY GSN’ER DEBORAH LEVENSON


1.      Guatemala Declares Emergency as Mining Riots Turn Violent

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/guatemala-mining-idUSL2N0DJ2R520130503

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-02/guatemala-declares-emergency-as-mining-riots-turn-violent.html

May 2 (Reuters) – Guatemala declared an emergency in four southeastern towns on Thursday, suspending citizens' constitutional rights in an area where deadly protests over a proposed silver mine have erupted in recent weeks.

Guatemalan President Otto Perez announced the move in an effort to quell protests targeting the mine belonging to Canadian miner Tahoe Resources Inc. Two people have been killed in the demonstrations.

The company's security guards shot and wounded six demonstrators on Saturday, said Mauricio Lopez, Guatemala's security minister.

The next day, protesters, who say the Escobal silver mine near the town of San Rafael Las Flores will contaminate local water supplies, kidnapped 23 police officers, Lopez said.

One police officer and a demonstrator were killed in a shootout on Monday when police went to free the hostages, said Lopez.

"I am not going to allow this to continue," Perez told reporters. "We have conducted a six-month investigation in this area with the attorney general's office for various criminal activities."

Police and military raided the four towns on Thursday, arresting 15 people suspected of kidnapping, weapons theft and destruction of private property.

Tahoe said in a statement it regretted the injuries to protesters caused by rubber bullets, but denied any responsibility for the deaths.

"Our investigation has shown that only non-lethal measures were taken by our security," the company said.

The 30-day "state of emergency" will suspend citizens' rights to bear arms and assemble peacefully. It also gives authorities the power, without a warrant, to search residents suspected of crimes.

Mining in Guatemala accounts for about 2 percent of gross domestic product. The country's largest gold mine, the Marlin mine owned by Canada's Goldcorp Inc, is expected to produce up to 200,000 ounces this year.


2.       5 CAMPESINO COOPERATIVE MEMBERS IN THE PETEN MURDERED

 See attached AND BELOW FOR WAYS TO ACT

 http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/taxonomy/term/14153

http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/22568/action


 3.       PIECE FROM SEATTLE TIMES ON DRUG WAR IN MEXICO

 from Washington Post/Seattle Times

 How do you “create a sociopath”?  Harvest of violence?  Link to School of the Americas?

 http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020902455_mexicoobamaxml.html


4.       GREAT NEW PIECE ON GUATEMALAN MIGRATION FROM GSN’ER SUSANNE JONAS

 , "Guatemalan Migration in Times of Civil War and Post-War Challenges" for the Migration Policy Institute's special series Regional Migration Perspectives: Trends, Patterns, and Policies in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. Link to my Guatemala article is:
http://www.migrationinformation.org/feature/display.cfm?ID=939


 5.       INTERVIEW WITH GSN’ER JONATHAN MAUPIN ON FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORKER IN GUATEMALA

 Interesting interview with Jonathan Maupin on the history and future of the community health worker movement in Guatemala

 http://www.globalhealthhub.org/2013/05/02/the-history-and-future-of-community-health-workers-an-interview/


6.       Wuqu' Kawoq's Kaqchikel language field school

 KAB'LAJUJ EY

 Wuqu' Kawoq I Maya Health Alliance's Summer 2013 Kaqchikel Maya Field School
DATES: Tuesday, June 4 — Friday, June 14, 2013
LOCATION: Tecpán, Guatemala 
STUDENT FEE: $830

DESCRIPTION: Native Kaqchikel-speaking teachers provide students with 7 hours per day of small-group language lessons and one-on-one practice. The student fee covers tuition, lodging in the homes of Kaqchikel families, and all meals. (Airfare, textbooks, and other expenses are covered by the student.) Upon arrival to Tecpán you will be greeted by Ana Lopez de Mateo, Resident Director, and Meghan Farley Webb, Academic Director.

This course is hosted by Wuqu' Kawoq I Maya Health Alliance, and the content is tailored especially for those who wish to work with Kaqchikel communities or collaborate with WK on future projects. For more information see http://www.wuqukawoq.org/maya-culture-and-language/kablajuj-ey-language-school

 DEADLINES: $100 non-refundable deposit due May 10, 2013; $730 due May 20, 2013. Checks may be made out to Wuqu' Kawoq, and sent to: PO Box 91, Bethel, VT 05032. Or submit your payment online, and be sure to indicate that it is for the KE language school: www.wuqukawoq.org.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Meghan Farley Webb, Academic Director

mfwebb@ku.edu


7.       EXCELLENT NEW BOOK ON GANGS IN GUATEMALA BY GSN’ER DEBORAH LEVENSON

 http://www.amazon.com/Adios-Nino-Gangs-Guatemala-Politics/dp/0822353156/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367857035&sr=8-1&keywords=Deborah+Levenson


Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226 

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