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INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Guatemala

(August 2002)


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Country Map
ReliefWeb provide a number of maps of Guatemala.
http://www.reliefweb.int/mapc/amer_cac/cnt/gta/guatemala_cindi98.html (1006)

News Sources - Email Lists

BBC News Country Profile: Guatemala
This site gives excellent background information to the conflict in Guatemala, up-to-date news stories, and links to other news sites and official government pages.
http://news.bbc.co.uk ........ (987)

BBC News Country Profile: Guatemala
This site gives excellent background information to the conflict in Guatemala, up-to-date news stories, and links to other news sites and official government pages.
http://news.bbc.co.uk ........ (995)

The Guatemala Post
English language daily newspaper.
http://www.theguatemalapost.com/ (996)

Prensa Libre
An independent Spanish language periodical providing daily news and information on Guatemala.
http://www.prensalibre.com/ (997)

Relief Web: Guatemala
The U.N. news agency gives regular news updates on the humanitarian situation in Guatemala.
http://www.reliefweb.int ........ (998)

National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies

Government and other institutions in Guatemala
An extensive directory with links to a wide range of sites relating to Guatemala. These are divided into subject areas and some of the more interesting include; government
news and media
other institutions
Some of the sites are in Spanish and others in English.
http://directory.centramerica.com/guatemala_asp/main.asp (989)

Guatemala Government
A page of useful links to Guatemalan political parties, official government documents, and the U.N. in Guatemala.
http://mars.cropsoil.uga.edu/trop-ag/gov.htm (992)

External Governmental Institutions and Agencies

US State Department Human Rights Report on Guatemala
Background information on the situation in Guatemala.
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/guatemala_0500_bgn.html (1007)

US State Department Consular Information Sheets
Includes information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year. You can also receive them through the "travel-advisories@stolaf.edu" mailing list . To subscribe, send a message containing the word "subscribe" to: travel-advisories- request@stolaf.edu
http://travel.state.gov/guatemala.html (1008)

CIA World Factbook
This is a useful source for background information on government and politics in Guatemala.
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html (1029)

The FCO UK (Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom) Travel Advisories
Includes information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/travel/default.asp (1030)

International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)

MINUGUA, the United Nations Mission for the Verification of Human Rights in Guatemala
MINUGUA was established in November 1994 as part of the peace process in Guatemala. These pages explain the work of MINUGUA. They also contain the reports of MINUGUA and a number of signed agreements from the peace process.
http://www.minugua.guate.net/ (990)

Sistema de Las Naciones Unides en Guatemala
This page has links to all of the U.N. agencies operating in Guatemala. The page is in Spanish, but several of the agencies have English-language sites.
http://www.onu.org.gt/ (991)

International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

The World Bank Country Report: Guatemala
The World Bank’s country reports give valuable information about Bank activities, general development statistics and links to other organizations working in the country.
http://lnweb18.worldbank.org ........ (988)

International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Peace Brigades International, Guatemala
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is an NGO exploring 'nonviolent' approaches to peacekeeping and support ofr human rights. They aim to deter violence by their presence in a country. PBI maintained a team in Guatemala from 1983 to 1999. This
site contains;
a number of reports in both English and Spanish
An extensive list of organisations in Guatemala
http://www.igc.org/pbi/guatemala.html#reports (993)

Derechos Human Rights: Guatemala
Derechos have compiled together a list of links to various reports and documents, specifically relevant to human rights in Guatemala. This includes information and resolution made by international bodies.
http://www.derechos.org/nizkor/guatemala/eng.html (994)

The Ethnologue
Information on ethnic groups in Guatemala.
http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Guat.html (1009)

Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements

Guatemala: Memory of Silence
This document is the official report of the Commission for Historical Clarification --Conclusions and Recommendations.
http://hrdata.aaas.org/ceh/report/english/toc.html (999)

Conflict Early Warning Systems (CEWS) Chronology
This research project of the International Social Science Council provides a useful chronology of events in Guatemala.
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ir/cis/cews/html_pages/aboutcews.htm (1000)

U.S. Policy in Guatemala in 1966-1996
This recently declassified document from The George Washington University’s National Security Archive gives a comprehensive look at the involvement of the United States in Guatemala’s Civil War.
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB11/docs/ (1001)

Citizenship and Indifference: Indigenous Politics in Guatemala and the Central Andes
This is a detailed paper by Dr. John Peeler of Bucknell University about the political systems of indigenous peoples in Guatemala.
http://www.geocities.com/tayacan_2000/jpeeler.html (1002)

The World Policy Institute Americas Project
This site has a number of papers and articles on Guatemala. Topics covered include human rights issues and the report of the Commission for Historical Clarification. The terming of Guatemala as 'America's Rwanda' clearly highlights the theme of the site.
http://worldpolicy.org/americas/guatindex.html (1003)

The Cost of Conflict: The Anglo-Belize/Guatemala Territorial Issue
This report by Janine Sylvestre is based on a Master's thesis from the University of Chile in 1995.
http://www.belizenet.com/bzeguat.html (1004)

Guatemala: Democracy and Human Rights
A report from the Human Rights library of the University of Minnesota (June 1997).
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/ins/guatemala_demochumrts_97.html (1005)

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