Guatemala http://wlrn.org en WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Mar. 3-7 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-mar-3-7 <p></p><p>The 95 Express toll increase is our most popular story this week -- again. Mass transit anyone?</p><p>Old Miami through photos, Mayan migrants and 80 days until traffic eases in downtown Miami were all close contenders for the No. 1 spot.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:55:27 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28978 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Mar. 3-7 From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida http://wlrn.org/post/scorched-earth-palm-beach-maya-are-coming-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Maya have many cool nicknames. The Greeks of the New World. Men of Maize. But you can add a more unfortunate moniker – the Children of Scorched Earth – to explain why they’re suddenly one of Florida’s fastest-growing immigrant communities.</span></p><p>The Maya are the largest indigenous group in the Americas, descendants of the glorious pre-Columbian civilization that occupied southern Mexico and northern Central America. Most live in Guatemala – where in recent decades they’ve faced one violent plague after another.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:53:53 +0000 Tim Padgett 28420 at http://wlrn.org From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida Miami Feels Pain Of Guatemala Genocide, Narco-Terror http://wlrn.org/post/miami-feels-pain-guatemala-genocide-narco-terror <p>The last time I spoke with former Guatemalan strongman Efraín Ríos Montt, in 2003, he was running (unsuccessfully, thank God) for President—and he was delusional as ever.</p><p>Every bit as unhinged from reality as he’d been two decades before, during the darkest days of Guatemala’s 36-year-long civil war, when as military dictator from 1982-83, he led a “scorched earth” campaign that killed thousands of mostly indigenous Maya peasants.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 13986 at http://wlrn.org Miami Feels Pain Of Guatemala Genocide, Narco-Terror