World Health Organization
Statistics from WHO on Guatemala
Midwifery in Guatemala
- Midwifery tales from Guatemala: a blog about a German midwife in Guatemala
- Hospitalito Atitlán website: the latest information and news from Hospitalito Atitlán
- Hospitalito Atitlán history
- Doctors across borders: audio diaries from Drs. Bernie and Jack Page, long-term Hospitalito Atitlán volunteers
- Asociación de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Descapacidad: an organization that works with people with disabilities in Santiago Atitlán. Francisco Sojuel Navichoc, the coordinator of ADISA, is also the president of K’aslimaal (the board of directors of Hospitalito Atitlán.)
- Hospitalito Atitlán volunteer Dr. Mark Lepore’s firsthand account of the mudslide [pdf, 2333k]
- Santiago Atitlán, October 5, 2005 Mudslide
- NPR: Mudslides claim all in Guatemalan village (October 9, 2005)
- BBC: ‘Buried alive in a river of mud’ (October 10, 2005)
- BBC: Guatemala villages ‘mass graves’ (October 10, 2005)
- NPR: Mudslides kill hundreds in Guatemala (October 10, 2005)
- BBC: Guatemala Mayan town under threat (October 13, 2005)
- NPR: Guatemala presses on with grim hurricane recovery (October 13, 2005)
- BBC: Hospital hope for mudslide town (October 23, 2005)
- BBC: Painful legacy of Guatemala storm (October 5, 2006)
- NPR: One year later, Guatemala still reeling from Stan (October 24, 2006)
- NPR: Storm Victims' Remains Exhumed in Guatemala (January 30, 2007)
- NPR: Unearthing the Future: Return to Panabaj (January 30, 2007)
- Satellite photo of Santiago Atitlán
- Santiago Atitlán website: extensive information about the geography, history, culture, weaving, and art of Santiago Atitlán, in English and Spanish.
- Father Rother index: the story of US Catholic missionary Fr. Stanley Francis (“A’plas” in Tz’utujil) Rother’s life and work in Santiago Atitlán, and his assassination by the Guatemalan Army on July 28, 1981. Fr. Rother was instrumental in founding Clinica Santiaguito, the predecessor to Hospitalito Atitlán.
- Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala- a human rights victory: the story of the massacre of 13 Atitecos by the Guatemalan Army on December 1, 1990, and the subsequent expulsion of the Army from Santiago Atitlán. Soon after, the Clinica Santiaguito was abandoned.
- Weaving the fabric of the cosmos: a fascinating analysis of the altarpiece of Santiago Atitlán and its relationship to traditional Tz’utujil Maya cosmology
- Asociación Cojolyá: an organization of weavers dedicated to preserving backstrap loom weaving traditions in Santiago Atitlán.
- Maya Textiles of Lake Atitlán: Santiago Atitlán
- Arte Maya Tz’utuhil: promotes the work of artists from the Tz’utujil communities of Chicacao, San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, and Santiago Atitlán.
- Discos Atitlán: a record cooperative that produces traditional music from Santiago Atitlán.
- Ethnologue report for Eastern Tz’utujil: statistics on the language spoken in Santiago Atitlán. Note that Ethnologue considers the Tz’utujil spoken in San Pedro La Laguna and other communities a separate language (“Western Tz’utujil”), and it is this variant on which most published grammars and dictionaries of Tz’utujil are based.
- Status of the endemic Atitlán grebe of Guatemala: documents the extinction of the poc, a flightless bird that once lived on Lake Atitlán. Francisco Chiyal Quiejú, the Tz’utujil narrator for the GHI video project, was a research assistant for this study.
Around Lake Atitlán
- Mayan Medical Aid: runs health programs in the Kaqchikel town of Santa Cruz La Laguna on the northern shore of Lake Atitlán.
- Tropical Medicine 101: a continuing medical education conference held in Panajachel.
- San Lucas Tolimán mission: runs extensive development projects in San Lucas Tolimán and surrounding villages, including a hospital, a health promoter program, and a coffee cooperative.
Guatemalan Indigenous Languages
- Ethnologue: Languages of Guatemala
- Yax Te’ Books
- Samples of Guatemalan Spanish, Kaqchikel, and Tz’utujil
- Tejiendo el idioma maya tz’utujil (Ojtaqin maya’ tz’ijob’al tz’utujil)
- University of Kansas Kaqchikel Mayan Resource Center
- Asociación Oxlajuuj Keej Maya’ Ajtz’iib’
Health in Guatemala
- M. Gragnolati and A. Marini (2003). Health and poverty in Guatemala. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2966.
- US Agency for International Development (2005). USAID country health statistical report: Guatemala: June 2005
- K. Hallman et al. (2006). Multiple disadvantages of Mayan females: the effects of gender, ethnicity, poverty, and residence on education in Guatemala. Population Council Policy Research Division Working Paper 211.
- Chronic Respiratory Effects of Early Childhood Exposure to Respirable Particulate Matter (CRECER/Guatemala Stove Study)
- Guatemala Stove Project
- HELPS International
- San Carlos Foundation
- Partners in Health: Guatemala
- Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP)
- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Human Rights in Guatemala
- Network in Solidarity with the people of Guatemala (NISGUA)
- Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA
- Amnesty International USA: Guatemala
- Human Rights Watch: Guatemala
- National Security Archive: Guatemala Documentation Project
- School of the Americas Watch
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