Category Archives: Guatemala

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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The Media & the Military: A Question of Access

by Rick Rockwell Why does it matter who is considered a journalist? This author was confronted with that question during a recent seminar session with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America.* (For … Continue reading

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Re-examining the Media & the Military in Guatemala

by Rick Rockwell After a recent speech at a seminar session* with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America, I could tell the question-answer segment wasn’t going to go well.  Immediately, an officer from … Continue reading

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