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A man stands in an art installation at the Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City.

Nov. 11, 2011

Otto Perez Molina is the first former military leader to be elected president in Guatemala since the end of military rule. Despite accusations that he took part in massacres, he promises to bring security to the country, which has seen a steady increase in violent crime. We get analysis from Kelsey Alford-Jones, the director of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA. Since the 1996 peace accords ended 36 years of civil war, artists in Guatemala have been taking advantage of their new liberties. Emiliano Valdes, a curator based in Guatemala City, discusses how violence and creativity have combined to produce a uniquely Guatemalan style of art. Also, Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews Le Havre, the new film by Aki Kaurismäki.