The Curious Case of Jacobo Árbenz

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The Cold War was a war of two differing courses for humankind.  The United States and its allies fought a bitter war of ideas with the Soviet Union and its Communist brethren.  It was a war, however, that involved more than words.  For the two sides, in their quests for spheres of influence, resorted to anything to ‘secure’ these spheres.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review January 29, 2012

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Although we have moved forward by one week, events we discussed this week may make us wonder if we’re going backwards. Here we are in 2012 and we’re revisiting things that took place during the McCarthy era: loyalty oaths that threaten our ability to function as a democracy and ramped-up requirements that threaten trample on voter’s rights.… [Read more]

Turning Back the Clock

Guatemala

Guatemala, called, “The Land of Eternal Spring”, is a small, but incredibly beautiful country in Central America. There are lush tropical forests, active volcanoes, and Lake Atitlán, which Aldous Huxley remarked that it was “too much of a good thing”.

A 36-year long civil war systematically and deliberately exterminated the noble Mayan people of Guatemala. 200,000 were killed, in which about 83% were Mayan, according to a U.N.… [Read more]