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Public Ministry Raids Radio Juventud in Solola

This story is from Cultural Survival. It is one of the typical “unlicensed stations gets shut down” stories. You can see these in the US as well as here in Guatemala.
The article goes on to explain the public outrage because Radio Juventud really is a useful community service, particularly for the indigenous community. It sounds likely that it will get re-opened. But, there is a bit more to this than one unlicensed station getting shut down.

The law in Guatemala does not have a license category for low-power stations. Thus, being legal is not an option. This has been an ongoing regulation fight here for years. Many years ago there was the same issue in the US and, finally, the law did get changed to allow what you could call “community stations”. If you are a radiohead you might want to get involved in this effort.

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