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Chapín black humor meets the Guatemala genocide trial

Today I found myself absorbed in the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala’s  coverage of the country’s historic first trial for genocide, which opened today. See NISGUA’s Twitter feed for an archive of live updates, and NISGUA’s blog … Continue reading

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The brutal legacy of the “Salvador Option” in Iraq

Today The Guardian has released an hour-long documentary and article investigating the role of U.S. counterinsurgency advisers and top military and government officials in training and supervising the Special Police Commandos and paramilitary units responsible for acts of torture and … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Impunity, or justice for crimes of the past?

Update: As of January 15, the Guatemalan government has reportedly repealed Executive Order 370-2012, following talks with human rights institutions. The Defense Ministry in turn ordered the classification of information relating to Military structure and equipment during the Ríos Montt regime in … Continue reading

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Eviction of peaceful mining resistance: Guate Indymedia updates

Via BarillasResiste, Guatemala Indymedia Center offers running updates from the violent eviction of peaceful mining resistance at La Puya, San José del Golfo, Guatemala. At least five people have been arrested, and community leader Yolanda Oquelí reports that representatives of … Continue reading

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Totonicapán rising: Guatemalan military massacres K’iche protesters

The deceased, all wounded by firearm, according to Dr. Jorge Destarac, regional head of the National Forensic Science Institute, were eight in total: Rafael Batz (Pasajoc), Santos Nicolás Menchú (Pasajoc), Jesús Baltazar Caxaj Puac (Chipuac), Francisco Ordoñez (Chipuac), José Eusebio … Continue reading

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Indigenous protesters killed in Totonicapan, Guatemala

At least six protesters were killed and dozens wounded this afternoon in repression of a protest organized by the representatives of 48 indigenous K’iche communities of Totonicapan, Guatemala. According to Guatemala Indymedia Center and social movement organizations, the protesters were shot by … Continue reading

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Entrevista con Aura Elena Farfán, presidenta de FAMDEGUA

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International Accompaniers in Honduras receive Death Threats

Via Defensores en Linea (Spanish), English translation by Breaking the Silence URGENT ACTION  International Accompaniers in Honduras receive Death Threats The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) and the Honduras Accompaniment Project (PROAH) would … Continue reading

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Acompañantes internacionales amenazados de muerte en Honduras

Via Defensores en Linea.  Ejemplo de una carta a las autoridades Hondureñas y gringas abajo. “El Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH) y el Proyecto de Acompañamiento Internacional en Honduras (PROAH), denuncian con preocupación amenazas de muerte … Continue reading

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Scorched-earth eviction of the community of Rigores, Aguán Valley, Honduras

Jesse Freeston of the Real News Network offers another excellent video-reportage on the violent repression of small farmers in post-coup Honduras: Cascadian compa Caitlin Payne Roberts, in Honduras on an Alliance for Global Justice delegation, has written an account of … Continue reading

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