David Mercer

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Racing to the Olympics, against all odds

A 25-year-old single mother from Guatemala is on the path to realising her dreams of Olympic glory after being qualified to compete in the London Games.

Guatemala's land grab and massacre

When local residents in Rio Negro resisted the building of a hydroelectric dam on their land more than 30 years ago, the government used force to push them into "model communities".

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