Guatemala

How to Stop "Illegal" Immigrants from Central America

Fred McMahon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

The real solution to the flood of illegal immigrants from Central America is not higher walls or more guns to combat gangs, but to follow the path of Chile. Increased economic freedom, open to all not just the elites, would give youth an alternative to gangs and create the prosperity, opportunity, and calm that will keep people at home.

The Issue of Consent in Human Research

Marion Roche | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

While the understanding of individual rights merges well with the idea behind consent for human research, this can become very complicated when doing research in countries where vulnerable populations may not be as well informed of their rights as we are in Canada.

Justin Bieber Gets 'Wake-Up Call' In Guatemala

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Music

Justin Bieber has been on something of a downward spiral for some months now, but perhaps his string of scandals is coming to an end thanks to a tri...

Honouring Mothers With More Than Good Intentions

Marion Roche | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

For Rosario, listening to people and involving them in the initiatives that they identify as important is a given when you see people as the key agents of change in their own lives. This is something she learned to do many years ago.

This World Health Day Bring the Right Message at the Right Time

Marion Roche | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

April 7 is World Health Day, a celebration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Sometimes in our day-to-day public health work, the way we deliver messages can create more obstacles than we realize. Changing behaviour does not come easily to anyone and a behaviour change project requires great insight into people's lives to understand the barriers to change.

Ever Heard of the Life-Saving Box?

Marion Roche | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

My project has its roots with my colleagues at the Guatemalan Ministry of Health who, after the initial success in the roll-out of the zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) treatment program for diarrhea, started thinking of ways to improve the program and its potential impact. They had the initial idea for what's become the cajita salvavida or "Life-saving Box."

How Zinc Can Save Lives

Marion Roche | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

Recent advances in micronutrient nutrition have given hope in the management of diarrhea. Using zinc, along ORS, not only helps children get better faster, it can prevent future episodes and even save their lives. This combined treatment costs as little at 50 cents per episode.

Bearing Witness to Guatemala's Destructive Mining Industry

Maude Barlow | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Maude Barlow

Accused Guatelaman War Criminal Ordered Deported

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada

CALGARY - A judge has ordered that an accused Guatemalan war criminal alleged to have killed villagers with a sledgehammer be extradited to the United...