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January 31st 2013, Cascadia Solidaria presents “Guatemala: Neoliberal Militarism & Social Movement Resistance”

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El Periódico: “The graves that have been discovered in Cobán are part of a cemetery”

Via El Periódico, see original article in Spanish for photos and diagrams. See also ACOGUATE’s interview with Aura Elena Farfán, president of the human rights organization FAMDEGUA, which has coordinated the exhumations alongside the FAFG. Officials responsible for the military … Continue reading

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The General on trial

The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala has published a reflection piece I wrote following the recent hearing in which Efraín Ríos Montt was charged with genocide and crimes against humanity: The General on trial A cold evening fog had … Continue reading

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Ríos Montt charged in Guatemalan genocide

Via NISGUA’s blog, the official statement by the Association for Justice and Reconciliation and the Center for Human Rights Legal Action, plaintiffs in the trial against former Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt for crimes against humanity and genocide. (Versión original en … Continue reading

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Ríos Montt in court tomorrow. Charge: GENOCIDE

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt has been called to testify in court tomorrow. Charge: GENOCIDE. Activities around the court appearance will be livestreamed at http://www.paraqueseconozca.blogspot.com/, 9pm CST. Be there.

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Interment (For those who have not lived to see justice)

In Guatemala City’s military hospital, retired General Héctor Mario López Fuentes languishes, awaiting trial for genocide.  Former dictator General Oscar Mejía Víctores, until recently also detained at the military hospital, has been released to house arrest, and Guatemala’s Attorney Generals’ … Continue reading

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Breaking news: First arrest for genocide in Guatemala

Via NISGUA: FIRST ARREST FOR GENOCIDE IN GUATEMALA Today, June 17th, General Héctor Mario López Fuentes was captured in Guatemala City, twenty-nine years after having initiated the execution of Plan Victoria 82, developed by the Army Chief of Staff and … Continue reading

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