It's been a big year in Latin America, and the Monitor has brought you on-the-ground reports from Mexico to Manitoba Colony, Bolivia. You probably know that Brazil is booming and former dictator Manuel Noriega arrived in Panama. But beyond the headlines, how closely did you follow the big events of 2011? Test your comprehension in this 2011 year-end quiz.
Many in the Guatemalan diaspora celebrated the historic conviction of ex-dictator Ríos Montt. But some say one conviction alone can't resolve the aftermath of the 36-year-long bloody conflict.
Rios Montt was one of the world's first former presidents tried for genocide in a national court. Many hope his conviction means positive steps for the justice system and healing wounds of war.
If former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is acquitted of war crimes and genocide charges that doesn't necessarily mean the Guatemalan legal system is failing, writes a guest blogger.
Guatemala has one of the world's highest murder rates, and one way President Molina has tried to address this is by adding 2,000 more police since January 2012.
President Molina has asked Obama to stop Guatemalan deportations from the US, which increased by 14 percent this year, according to Guatemalan officials.