Monday, September 10, 2007

Alaska Journal of Commerce

'An energetic Homer woman who honed her marketing skills at a top national advertising firm is now hawking coffee beans from the highland rain forests of Guatemala. She's aiming for a profit and for peace.

“I believe we will never have peace in the world until we treat the Third World fairly,” said Diane Hughes, who buys coffee beans from the mountainous Chiquimula region of Guatemala, and sells packets over the Internet to customers across the United States.' Margaret Bauman

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Guatemala Politics

"Guatemalans have cast their ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections, after one of the bloodiest campaigns in the country's history. More than 50 candidates, activists and their relatives were murdered in the run-up to the polls. The top presidential contenders Alvaro Colom, a centre-left businessman, and a former general, Otto Perez Molina, have vowed to tackle crime and poverty." BBC