Mary Jo McConahay

Journalist Mary Jo McConahay began covering Guatemala and Central America as a correspondent in the 1980s. Her work has appeared in more than 30 magazines and periodicals, including Rolling Stone, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time and Vogue. She is the author of several books, including Playing God: American Catholic Bishops and the Far Right (Melville House).

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Guatemala Archdiocese a force behind genocide trial of retired general

Like prior stand against nuclear weapons, climate emergency calls for bold leadership from US bishops

Catholics in the Amazon await the synod's decisions

A gracious overnight with an indigenous Catholic family in the Amazon

Cardinal-designate has defended indigenous people, migrants for decades

Reporter's notebook: Tracking Bishop Ramazzini over the years

Guatemalan people celebrate Fr. Stanley Rother's beatification

Argentina's past dictatorship: Moving toward denial?

Robert White, ambassador who refused to cover up murders in El Salvador, dies at 88

Clear voices, silenced: Remembering the murder of six Jesuits

Clients' resilience bolsters lawyer's human rights work

Shuttering of Salvadoran legal aid office 'especially worrisome'

Salvadoran archbishop closes legal aid office

Massacres of El Salvador's past haunt the present

Ríos Montt found guilty of Guatemalan genocide

Former Guatemala president sentenced to 80 years in prison

Guatemala genocide trial back on track after suspension

Trial of Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt annulled on a technicality

Guatemalan genocide survivors take stand at Ríos Montt trial

Genocide trial for former Guatemala head of state set to begin