Democratization and Memories of Violence by Mneesha Gellman download in iPad, ePub, pdf
In attempting to give some idea of the various relations that may hold between these two extreme terms, I shall take as an example the number of a people, which is the most easily expressible. Media organizations tried to end fafa, al-though they were not completely successful. The major independent newspapers regularly criticize the government and military as well as other powerful segments of Guatemalan society. Control of these media outlets has dire consequences for the Mayan-speaking majority of Guatemalan Indians, whose primary access to the news is radio and television.
Department of State reported that the Guatemala Constitution provided for freedom of speech, including the press. When I say the relation increases, I mean that it grows more unequal. It had only been three years since the cessation of the guerrilla war, yet reporters often tiptoed gingerly around sensitive areas, such as any alleged links between the drug trade and the generals. If a paralytic wills to run and an active man wills not to, they will both stay where they are.
The members of this body are called magistrates or kings, that is to say governors, and the whole body bears the name prince. It is against the natural order for the many to govern and the few to be governed. Charges were made that it is impossible for an independent radio and television media to emerge in Guatemala because so many stations were owned by so few of the people.
These relations are incontestable, and there are other considerations which still further confirm them. In the post-conquest period, almost all Central America was controlled from Guatemala. Finally, without departing directly from the end for which it was instituted, it may deviate more or less from it, according to the manner of its constitution. For reasons which have never been entirely clear, Mayan cities and temples were unoccupied, crumbling into decay and covered with jungle vegetation at Pedro de Alvarado's arrival. Portillo denounced the attack but did nothing to prevent further protests.
Bibliography Brown, Robert U. Guatemala and the End of Violent Revolution. The following month, four reporters from the paper were attacked and threatened after investigating a bank under state control.
Something close to true freedom of the press prevailed and earned applause from many places. In the s, events took a turn which had a decided impact upon the development of Guatemalan journalism. If they print good news, money flows in.