"Justice does take time, even if it skips a generation. "
- ERICK ARBENZgrandson of former Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz, now deceased, who will be granted the treatment afforded to historical heroes by Guatemala's government nearly six decades after it branded him a Communist and reversed his policies
"There are a lot of dead people. The roads are blocked. The shelters are overflowing. We need water, food, clothes, blankets — but above all, money.
- ERICK DE LEON,governor of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, on the destruction left by the season's first tropical storm, which killed at least 150 people in Central America
"You could infer [from the coverage] that the country is burning from the Rio Grande to the border with Guatemala."
- ARTURO SARUKHAN,Mexico's ambassador to the U.S., arguing that international media make too much of Mexico's drug-related violence and overlook other aspects of the country
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