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  • Skulls Thought to Belong to Modern Murder Victims Actually Date to the Pre-Hispanic Period

    05/03/2022 12:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | May 3, 2022 | Elizabeth Djinis
    Found in a cave in Mexico in 2012, the 10th- through 13th-century bones may have been displayed in a ritual tower of craniumsA decade ago, a large, jumbled mass of human remains was found in a cave in Frontera Comalapa, a town in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, near the Guatemalan border. Given the state’s struggles with drug cartels, violent infighting, and reported human trafficking and forced prostitution, authorities opened up an investigation into the apparent gruesome crime. The results are finally in—and it turns out the cave wasn’t actually a crime scene. Instead, the 150 skulls found there...
  • Police found 150 skulls at a "crime scene" in Mexico. It turns out the victims, mostly women, were ritually decapitated over 1,000 years ago.

    04/28/2022 10:25:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    When Mexican police found a pile of about 150 skulls in a cave near the Guatemalan border, they thought they were looking at a crime scene, and took the bones to the state capital. It turns out it was a very cold case. It took a decade of tests and analysis to determine the skulls were from sacrificial victims killed between A.D. 900 and 1200, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday. Frontera Comalapa in southern Chiapas state has long been plagued by violence and immigrant trafficking. And pre-Hispanic skull piles in Mexico usually show a hole bashed...
  • Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage

    03/09/2022 8:49:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | 03/09/2022 | Sonia Perez
    GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures. As some of Latin America’s largest countries — Mexico, Argentina, Colombia — have expanded abortion access in the past two years, there remain countries where conservative religious trends continue to hold sway. Late Tuesday — International Women’s Day — Guatemala’s Congress passed a “Protection of Life and Family” law that also targeted the LGBTQ community. On Wednesday, which Guatemala’s Congress declared “Life and Family Day,” President Alejandro Giammattei said in a speech at...
  • Guatemala Hit by 6.2-magnitude Earthquake

    02/16/2022 1:58:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Tico Times ^ | Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck western Guatemala early Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, though no injuries had yet been reported. The epicenter of the quake, which had a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was in the coastal district of Escuintla, just under 100 kilometers southwest of the capital, Guatemala City. Local authorities put the tremors at 6.8 in magnitude, saying it was followed by an aftershock of 4.8.
  • President of Guatemala says White House hasn't talked to him about migrant crisis since June

    12/09/2021 9:25:02 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    Theblaze ^ | 12/8/2021 | carlos garcia
    The president of Guatemala said that the White House had not contacted him about the migrant crisis since he had a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris in June. President Alejandro Giammattei made the comments in an interview with John Roberts of Fox News. “Other than your meeting with Kamala Harris in June?” asked Roberts who appeared shocked. “That is the only one," replied Giammattei. “That is the only communication you’ve had with the Biden Administration about illegal immigration?” asked Roberts. “Yep," Giammattei replied. Roberts asked him if he thought that was odd, and Giammattei admitted that he had spoken...
  • Biden regime convenes forum in DC to assure Guatemala’s border with Mexico remains open

    11/03/2021 7:37:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 17 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | Oct. 28, 2021 | Steve Hecht
    The Biden regime has sneakily convened a forum in Washington, DC, on October 27–28. Its real purpose—contrary to the stated purpose of fighting corruption—is to assure Guatemala’s border with Mexico remains open. Illegal immigrants can continue to flood our country and become Democrat voters. Guatemala—the key to illegal immigration with its 595-mile border with Mexico—is the only land route from South and Central America to the United States. Migrants from all over the world now pass through Guatemala’s borders. They are open thanks to Biden. Under Obama, Biden abused power to place criminal allies in charge of Guatemala’s judiciary and...
  • Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

    10/23/2021 8:25:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    Quillette ^ | October 23, 2021 | David K. Ryden
    A headline on Newsweek’s web site grabbed my attention in early May: “Wokeness Has Come for Adoption. It’s the Children Who Will Suffer.” This is a subject I know well: My wife and I have fostered three child refugees—from Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. These foster children are functionally adopted, and have become full-fledged members of our family. The article noted that a vice-president at Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in the country, had told a reporter that allowing white families to adopt black children from the foster care system “can cause a lot of harm to...
  • Russia Says Taiwan is Part of China as Two Powers Further Align Against U.S.

    10/12/2021 3:36:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    weaknews via msn ^ | 10/12/2021 | Tom O'Connor
    Russia has unambiguously stated its position that the self-ruling island of Taiwan is a part of the mainland-based People's Republic of China, as strategic partners Moscow and Beijing seek to further align their positions regarding geopolitical issues across the globe. During his visit Tuesday to the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared Moscow's stance on the issue. "Russia, like the overwhelming majority of other countries, considers Taiwan to be part of the People's Republic of China," Lavrov said. "We have proceeded and will proceed from this premise in our foreign policy." Only 14 countries today, along...
  • Vaccine opposers in Guatemalan village capture 2 medical teams w/ C0VID-19 vaxes

    10/07/2021 10:21:11 AM PDT · by cuz1961 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | Lady Amina
    V⍺ccine opposers in a Guatemalan village captured two medical teams that arrived with C0VID-19 v⍺ccines. The wheels were lowered to cars, the exit road was blocked, refrigerators with v⍺ccines were destroyed, and doctors were locked up and threatened to burn.
  • Guatemalan woman credited with inventing the McDonald's Happy Meal after opening country's first franchise dies at 87

    09/08/2021 2:46:07 PM PDT · by algore · 26 replies
    The Guatemalan woman credited with inventing McDonald's iconic children's Happy Meal has died at the age of 87. Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño, known for her kid friendly contributions to McDonalds that are now considered essential part of the restaurant's brand, died on September 6 at the age of 87. Affectionally known as Doña Yoly, Cofiño was originally born in Chile in 1934 before she moved to Guatemala as a teenager when her father was appointed as an ambassador, reported. Cofiño and her husband José María Cofiño purchased the first McDonald's in Guatemala in 1974 and ran it for four...
  • 'Not the plan': Guatemalan migrants lament fast-track deportations

    08/05/2021 1:26:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Aug 2021 | Sofia Menchu
    GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Guatemala has begun to receive flights of undocumented migrants sent back from the United States under a new policy allowing fast-track expulsions for some families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Guatemalan and U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. The measure announced by U.S. officials last week, called "expedited removal," applies to families that have not sought U.S. asylum or who do not qualify, and comes as border arrests in recent months have risen to 20-year highs.... ...President Joe Biden's administration has said it is working on offering more ways for Central American migrants to legally enter...
  • Clues to The Collapse of a Maya Civilization Found in Ancient Human Feces

    07/08/2021 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 8 JULY 2021 | DAVID NIELD
    Human poop can reveal more than you might think, even when it's really, really old. In a new study of a Central American Maya civilization, samples of ancient feces have shown how the size of this community varied significantly in response to contemporary climate change. Researchers identified four distinct periods of population size shift as a reaction to particularly dry or particularly wet periods, which haven't all been documented before: 1350-950 BCE, 400-210 BCE, 90-280 CE, and 730-900 CE. In addition, the flattened poop piles show that the city of Itzan – which in the modern day would be in...
  • Biden munches on ice cream and cherries during campaign-style Michigan trip

    07/03/2021 6:49:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2021 | 9:13pm | By Jesse O’Neill
    President Biden finished his campaign-style Saturday trip to Michigan with a cherry on top. The Democrat met with local officials and voters at a cherry farm near the Traverse City National Cherry Festival, an event that has also attracted Presidents Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford. He chatted with two Guatemalan couples who worked on the farm for 35 years about a potential pathway to citizenship for farmworkers, before eating a cherry out of their basket.
  • Fecal records show Maya population fell due to climate change that caused droughts and flooding

    07/01/2021 12:56:54 PM PDT · by algore · 70 replies
    Human fecal matter uncovered from a lake in Guatemala reveals the Maya population living in the ancient city of Itzan declined during four different periods over the course of 3,300 years - and climate change was to blame. A team of scientists led by McGill University found the fecal matter in sediments in Laguna Itzan, which confirmed droughts plagued the area from 90 to 280 AD, 730 to 900 AD and 1350 to 950 BC, all of which saw the Maya population drop. The team also determined there was a very wet period from 400 to 210 BC, 'something which...
  • Kamala Harris tells Guatemala migrants: 'Do not come to US'

    06/16/2021 6:44:47 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Bbc ^ | 8 June 2021 | Bbc
    US Vice President Kamala Harris has urged would-be migrants in Guatemala not to try to enter the United States illegally. Speaking on her first overseas trip since taking office, she said the journey north was dangerous and would mainly benefit people smugglers. Ms Harris warned people they would be turned back at the border. She has been tasked by President Joe Biden with controlling a surge in migration at the southern border. In a news conference alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, she warned against illegal migration to the US, saying: "Do not come. Do not come. The United States will...
  • Kamala Plots Marxist Regime Change in Guatemala ... She’s not there to stop illegal migration, but to topple a conservative government.

    06/11/2021 5:17:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Fri Jun 11, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    In March, Joe Biden announced that Kamala Harris was going "to lead our efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle" to stem illegal "migration to our southern border". Why? According to Biden, "she’s the most qualified person to do it." This confused everyone including the White House, Kamala Harris, and even the media which spent the next few months clarifying exactly what her job was and how she was going to do it. Anonymous officials told CNN that afterward, "Harris' aides appeared to 'panic'". At their joint press conference, Kamala Harris dubiously claimed that "we can chew gum and walk...
  • The ‘Root Causes’ Of The Migrant Crisis Are Biden’s Border Policies

    06/10/2021 6:21:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 10, 20, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    In the aftermath of Vice President Kamala Harris’s embarrassing trip to Guatemala and Mexico, we need to be clear about what triggered the crisis at the border.Vice President Kamala Harris didn’t need to visit Guatemala and Mexico this week to discover the “root causes” of illegal immigration, or, as she put it, “understand that there’s a reason people are arriving at our border, and ask what is that reason and then identify the problem so we can fix it.” The reason migrants are arriving at our southwest border in near-record numbers — the “root cause,” if you will — is...
  • Guatemala President Blames Biden For Border Crisis, Kamala Harris Deflects, Blaming Climate Change

    06/07/2021 8:29:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/07/2021 | Audrey Unverferth
    Vice President Kamala Harris claims the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border is largely the result of climate change and the economy. The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, disagrees.In April, U.S.-Mexico border detentions reached a 21-year monthly high when over 178,000 migrants illegally crossed the border. A number of these unaccompanied minors and families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border come from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.Giammattei argues that the region’s climate and economy aren’t the prime culprits for the unprecedented rise in illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings, but that the Biden administration’s immigration policies are to blame.Despite the fact that Harris...
  • Kamala Harris tells migrants ‘do not come, do not come,’ during press conference in Guatemala

    06/07/2021 5:05:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7, 2021 | Steven Nelson
    Vice President Kamala Harris in Guatemala Monday warned potential migrants not to flock to the US border — saying they will be turned away if they do. “I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border — do not come, do not come,” she said. Harris’ comments came at a joint press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in her first visit abroad since...
  • Is Kamala Harris's "Root Cause" mission to Guatemala and Mexico crashing and burning? [She was greeted by protestors, waving signs saying "Kamala go home!" and "Trump won." That's for starters....]

    06/07/2021 6:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2021 | Monica Showalter
    For some, the aircraft malfunction of Kamala Harris's jet on her first flight abroad as Joe Biden's vice president to get at all those root causes to "solve" the border surge was kind of an omen.After all, the jet malfunction could have gone undetected, or been put there by some Democrat insider, happening just as anonymous Democrat operatives are moaning aloud to the press about their dread of Harris becoming the next Democratic presidential candidate. One wonders if Harris recalls the aircraft accident that took down former Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. It's speculation, of course, based on the miasma...