June 2007 (5)
Jun 24 2007 3:53PM
THE BANANA TRADE...
A LATINO MAN LIES NAKED on the hospital mattress. His name is Mauro Romero and he is stretched out on an old, metal-framed bed. A sheet is pulled up to cover his groin; his left buttock is supported by an orange cushion. Romero has bee...
Jun 24 2007 2:44PM
FEMICIDE IN GUATEMALA...
SERGIO ORTEGA asks me to look at two pictures of his daughter, Velvet. In the first, taken four years ago by her husband Kenneth, she kneels, holding her own daughter, Kimberly, on her first birthday. A cake sits in the foreground, and...
Jun 21 2007 4:50PM
HAITI....
AT St Catherine's Hospital, Mogina is sitting up in bed. The 62-year-old has a dressing over a bullet wound above her left breast. She cries out in pain and lifts her hand to her brow as she tells me how, the day before, she was shot o...
Jun 8 2007 12:40PM
THE NAZI BOMBING OF GUERNICA...
LUIS Iriondo points to an oil painting on the wall of his studio. It shows a woman sitting on a pile of rubble holding her head in her hands. She is weeping amid an apocalyptic scene. In the background fire lights up silhouettes of wre...
Jun 7 2007 8:11PM
RIOS MONTT...
Montt is accused of genocide during the early 1980s, the bloodiest period of Guatemala's 36 year civil war. Despite international warrants for his arrest it looks likely he will remain free. here's a piece I wrote for New Statesman......