This blog is
contributed to by people who have other lives, and inevitably
sometimes the demands mean we miss posting a few things we would have
liked to. This happened in May, so I thought I would just post up a
brief summary of a few things I would have liked to have posted then.
Hope you find them useful!
of Mayan Languages
has set up a television
to transmit programmes in Mayan languages, TV
It will be a small start - only three transmissions of half an
hour per week - but it is hoped to expand this soon.
Harbury has lost
her final appeal
for compensation from the US authorities for their part in the death
of her husband, Efrain Bamaca. She made a claim under the Federal
Tort Claims Act,
(FTCA) which permits the US government to be sued for actions of
people acting on its behalf. Jennifer Harbury tells the story in her
of how she met and married the guerrilla reader Comandante Everardo,
and then her search for the truth about his fate after he
disappeared. She eventually discovered that Bamaca was killed by a
paid CIA asset after being captured in battle. The judgement claims
the FTCA does not apply to actions outside the US. The state of
Guatemala recognised its responsibility
in the death of Bamaca back in 2006.