Tag Archives: impunity

For those who have not lived to see justice

Today more than ever I dedicate this poem to those who have not lived to see justice. For full updates on the Guatemala genocide trial and to support survivors and human rights defenders, connect with the Network in Solidarity with the … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Justice and security briefs

It has been a busy and disturbing couple of weeks in Guatemala, with a series of high-impact incidents of violence and developments in key legal cases of justice for human rights violations. GuateSec has collected relevant reports and offers preliminary … 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Update: As of January 15, the Guatemalan government has reportedly repealed Executive Order 370-2012, following talks with human rights institutions.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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December 2012: A new era of decolonization and a window on impunity

In the international popular imagination, Guatemala in December of 2012 was defined by two events: the much-hyped and misappropriated end of an era in the Maya calendar, and to a lesser degree, John McAfee’s abortive attempt to win asylum following … Continue reading

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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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Guatemala’s struggle against impunity, and a glimpse into the diplomatic black box

I helped write two pieces of analysis that have recently been published by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. In the article Impunity Shadows Progress for Justice and Accountability in Guatemala, we offer an overview of important … Continue reading

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