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  • 01:02

    Was there Genocide in Guatemala?

    in Politics

    In 2013 a Guatemalan court convicted former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt of overseeing acts of genocide against Guatemala’s Ixil Mayan population from 1982 to 1983. The verdict was based on the testimony of 95 witnesses from the Ixil area.  Some Ixils and K’iche’s object to the verdict because they credit Ríos Montt with saving their lives. Was Ríos Montt’s “amnesty” for guerrilla supporters a significant element of what happened in the Ixil area?  Should it have played a greater role in the trial?  Is “genocide” the best description of what happened? 

    Guests on the show:
    David Stoll is an anthropologist who has been working with the people of northern Quiché since the 1980s.  Following the verdict against Ríos Montt, Stoll interviewed Ixils, K’iche’s and Ladinos in Nebaj.  The weekly magazine Contrapoder has just published his analysis of what Nebajenses told him, as well as of the testimony of the trial witnesses.  His most recent book is El Norte or Bust! How Migration Fever and Microcredit Produced a Financial Crash in a Guatemalan Town.  

    Jean-Marie Simon, a graduate of Harvard Law School, worked in Guatemala from 1980 to 1991. She wrote and co-authored six human reports for Human Rights Watch/NY.  Her book, Guatemala: Eternal Spring-Eternal Tyranny (WW Norton 1987), depicts the height of Guatemala's internal armed conflict. 

    Read the transcript of the show here.

  • 00:45

    Co-Working and Entrepreneurship in Guatemala

    in Entrepreneur

    The 2009 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor stated that Guatemala was the sixth highest in the world and fourth in Latin America for the Rate of Early Entrepreneurship. Today you'll hear three entrepreneurs talk about their journeys into entrepreneurship and their current work in Guatemala.

    Special Guests:

    Luis Aguilar is an Ashoka fellow and social entrepreneur who founded Bakabs. Bakabs is a network of small and medium tourism enterprises focusing on rural areas of Guatemala. Hotels, restaurants, transport and entertainment venues work together with artists and artisans creating economic, social and cultural development in the Guatemalan countryside.

    Mark Jacobson worked in the hospitality industry and then became a business advisor and investor in several Central American firms. He has a BS from Cornell University.  Four years ago, he co-founded Pomona Impact and now works to grow an impact investment 'ecosystem' that will provide financial and technical support to early stage impact businesses in Meso America.  

    Maria Rodriguez graduated from Istmo University, Guatemala City and in 2011 completed her Sustainable Rural Development Masters degree from Flacso Guatemala. In 2007 she founded ByoEarth, a social venture that promotes vermiculture in vulnerable areas of Latin America. She was an Unreasonable Fellow and in 2012 she completed the Agora Partnerships business accelerator. She currently works in partnership with Technoserve and Fundación Junkabal to promote vermiculture as a sustainable livelihood for women in extreme poverty.


  • 00:58

    "Making disciples in the jungles of Guatemala"

    in Religion

    Obeying the call of God that is on their lives, Craig and Peggy Harvey went to Northern Guatemala in January of 2002.  They assumed leadership of an established work which ministered to children, widows and orphans.

    For the last eleven years they have been obedient to God in their ministry as they have expanded the ministry and responded to the many needs of the local community. God has moved mightily on their behalf as they have learned to live a life of total dependence on Him!

    Listen as they share how their passion has intersected with the God-given purpose for their lives.

  • 00:20

    Travel Times Guatemala

    in Travel

    Join host Sarah Uthoff as she talks to Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich about the service learning trip he took to Guatemala with Kirkwood students. This service learning trip gave something to both sides the Kirkwood students and staff who traveled there and the people they helped build a new home.

  • 01:09

    Dr. Jorge Chiu & Giles Clarke - Saving Lives In Guatemala City

    in Current Events

    In January 2014, photographer Giles Clarke met "Bombero Voluntario" (volunteer fireman) and cardiac physician Dr. Jorge Chiu Quevedo at the scene of a shooting on the streets of Guatemala City. After the needs of the moment were attended to, Giles learned that Dr. J was the former head of the #1 cardiac clinic in the U.S. - The Cleveland Clinic. Yet he had returned to Guatemala to work at a local hospital in the day and volunteer in the dangerous streets at night. Giles asked if he could ride along with Dr. J and the bomberos to learn more about them and their work.

    Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomse both men to the show Tuesday, November 4 at 11 am ET to talk about what happened next. We'll learn how Dr. J ended up with a new ambulance and discuss a short documentary that Giles made about his ride-along experience for VICE. There will be a screening of the film and a Q&A on Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm at The Half King, 505 W. 23rd St. in NYC.

    To donate to Dr. J's work, please click here. For more information on him visit his Facebook. Giles also has Facebook and Instagram accounts and is on Twitter @gcwingman.



  • 00:18

    Margaret Swallow joins Transformed Traveler in Guatemala

    in Lifestyle

    Former Folgers/P&G brand manager Margaret Swallow has developed a work program in the coffee farms of Guatemala. She is a true transformed traveler, created change throughout the world, while enjoying the sensory wonders of travels.

    This show is presented by AAA and their 53 million members. Visit www.shop.transformedtraveler.com to purchase America's favorite travel journals at a discount.

  • 00:45

    Impeding or Furthering Justice in Guatemala

    in News

    Photos: Ben Parker
    On May 10, 2013 Ríos Montt was found guilty of overseeing acts of genocide and war crimes against Guatemala’s Ixil Mayan population in 1982 and 1983. The landmark trial marked the first time a former head of state had been tried for genocide by his country's own judicial system, and was considered a key step in addressing impunity for crimes of the past. The guilty verdict was annulled 10 days later by the Constitutional Court on questionable legal grounds.
    Last week the Constitutional Court issued a ruling on Oct. 22 asking lower courts to reconsider Rios Montt’s right to protection under a defunct 1986 amnesty law.
    Is the Guatemalan Constitutional Court's decision impeding justice in Guatemala? What is the longer-term impact of this decision? Is it furthering impunity and social polarization in the country and a much needed reckoning with its past?
    Guests on our show:
    Jo-Marie Burt teaches political science at George Mason University, where she is also director of Latin American Studies and Co-director of the Center for Global Studies. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), where she conducts research and writes commentaries on human rights and transitional justice issues in the region.
    Kathryn Johnson is Assistant Director at Guatemala Human Rights Commission. She is an experienced researcher, advocate and master of public administration with proven ability to conduct accurate policy analysis, produce high quality reports for diverse audiences, and effectively communicate policy options as well as extensive international experience and a strong academic background in issues of international trade and development and fluency in Spanish.  

  • 01:00

    Back to Guatemala: The Choice Between Two Kingdoms

    in Religion

    We are called to be Kingdom dwellers, representatives of the Kingdom of the Most High God. Join Pastors Craig and Peggy Harvey again as they share with us regarding grace vs the law. What has God shown them while in Guatemala? As Christians, are we truly living testaments of God's Amazing Grace or are we yet entangled with portions of the law?

    We'll discuss this and more with our special guests tonight on our segment of "When Passion Meets Purpose."

  • 00:46

    Mesa Pública: "The Remilitarization of Guatemala"

    in News

    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. Kelsey Alford-Jones from the Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) joins us to talk about Plan Martillo and other changes in Guatemala’s fight against drug trafficking. GHRC is a non-profit, grassroots, solidarity organization dedicated to promoting human rights in Guatemala. Kelsey has been director of GHRC since 2011, working to support victims and survivors of human rights violations and advocate on their behalf in Guatemala, the U.S. and the international community. 
    Hosts: Kara Andrade & Nic Wirtz   For more information see our show page. Call in during the show  (714) 816-4717   Some links: http://www.ghrc-usa.org/ http://ghrcusa.wordpress.com/ www.ghrcusa.org/Resources/2012/CommentsCongressional_Briefing_Justice_Militarization.pdf  

  • 00:59

    Stanko: From IT to Missions to Guatemala - Kelly Eickenberg

    in Religion

    Kelly  Eickenberg has served in the ACAC IT Department for some time, but recently transitioned to be half-time with the ACAC Missions Department. One of the first things she did after the transition was take part in a trip to Guatemala. Join Kelly today as she talks to John about her transition, her new duties, her trip to Guatemala and her upcoming trip to Paraguay.

  • 01:30


    in Spirituality

    Join us this Monday at 5Pm Est 10Pm Bst for Phil Haxton,

    who will be describing Pranic Energy Healing , as taught to him in Guatemala , 

    and his Alchemy Studies with Mystery Schools International!

    Born & raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was an Aircraft Mechanic for Delta Air Lines , he himself is an aviator !

    He is a Life-time Empath and compassionate spirit. 

    Graduate of Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Georgia. Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Technology. Twice patented inventor; Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot. He flew corporate aircraft for four years while he was employed as an Electronics Engineer. He built & test flew his own Experimental Aircraft which is shown on his Face Book page.


    He started flying at age 16 and flew solo for the 1st time on May 4th 1968.




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