• HablaGuate
    One need not have grown up in the USA to be familiar with the yellow and black school buses that carry our nation's children to school each morning. But very few of us have stopped to ask ourselves where our old school bus went, who it might be transporting today, and what lessons we might be able to learn from the journey that our own school bus takes during its life and the people it encounters.  This film sets out to do just that!
  • HablaGuate
    3/31/11 Fuente: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas Más de 200 periodistas, ejecutivos de medios y académicos de al ...
  • HablaGuate
    It has been a very packed week here in Guatemala since the recent arrest of General López Fuentes. Last Monday, June 20th, NISGUA was present at an emotional court hearing in which the former Army Chief of Staff was formally indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and forced disappearance.
  • HablaGuate
    The highly anticipated genocide trial for General López Fuentes, scheduled to open today, has been suspended.
  • Mesa Pública: “Remembering the Past for Building the Future” with Jean-Marie Simon (RADIO)
    Writer and photographer, Jean-Marie Simon joins us to discuss her book “Guatemala: Eternal Primavera, Eterna Tiranía [Eternal Spring: Eternal Tyranny].” We’ll speak to Simon about her work documenting human rights violations during Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s, how her photos created a historical memory of the armed conflict and her use of the website Kickstarter to fund her new book’s publication. On eve of Guatemala’s Peace Accords, we have a conversation with Simon about what the future holds for a country where many still do not acknowledge its past.
  • Next Week on Mesa Pública “The Power of Testimonies and Memory in Remaking the Past” with Laurie Levinger
    “The Power of Testimonies and Memory in Remaking the Past” with Laurie Levinger. A retired social worker and writer, Laurie Levinger joins us to discuss her book “¿Cual Guerra? Testimonios de Sobrevivientes Mayas [What War? Testimonies of Maya Survivors].” We’ll speak to Levinger about her work recording testimonies of students who were impacted by Guatemala’s civil war. Levinger will discuss how her book helps create a historical memory of the armed conflict in aims to bring hope for the future. Recollecting the past, we have a conversation with Levinger about the importance of documenting first-hand accounts of young survivors as a way of reminding us of the true cost of war.
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    “GUATEMALA CITY: THE CENTRO HISTERICO OF ITS TIME” WITH TRUDY MERCADAL. Cultural studies professor Trudy Mercadal joins us to talk about hip-hop, blogging, her relationship with Guatemala and the cultural “pulse” and awakening of the country’s art scene.
  • A Glance at Granito de Arena as Activism with Pamela Yates
    Pamela Yates joins us to discuss her newest documentary “Granito de Arena: En Busca de la Verdad y Justicia en Guatemala”. The film follows Pamela’s journey for justice in Guatemala and the use of her film to press charges against former president and general José Efraín Rios Montt. We’ll speak to Pamela about the making of the film and current developments since its release.
  • Mesa Púbilca Radio Show: The Remilitarization of Guatemala and Central America
    The Marines are deployed as part of Operation Martillo, a broader effort started last Jan. 15 to stop drug dealers in airplanes or boats along the Central American coast. 
  • Innovations: Finding Solutions to Guatemala’s Malnutrition Challenge
    Mesa Pública's next show on September 24, 2012 is called “Innovations: Finding Solutions to Guatemala’s Malnutrition Challenge” with our special guest: Edward Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the founder of the Maní+ malnutrition project in Guatemala.  

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