Category Archives: Indigenous People

Mexico’s Indigenous Radio Bill: Trojan Horse or Public Service?

by Rick Rockwell Earlier this month, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies passed new legislation, which will open up more of the country’s radio spectrum to indigenous voices.  But like many pieces of legislation in many countries, the main purpose behind the … Continue reading

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Guatemala’s Image from Inside the Tourist Bubble

by Rick Rockwell Kenny G. is softly wafting over the speakers inside El Sabor del Tiempo in Antigua, Guatemala.  A group of French women are chattering as they make their way through the Old World-style bistro.  A look at the … Continue reading

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Mayan Radio in Guatemala: Fighting for Identity

by Jeff Hutter Special to Sutradhar’s Market Access to information and media is particularly challenging for Guatemalan citizens. The country’s topography and infrastructure preclude the distribution of newspapers to areas outside of Guatemala City. The country’s high illiteracy rate compounds … Continue reading

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