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GuateSec: A Guatemalan Spring? Popular protest and attacks against activists

Despite international validation of a disputed Presidential election which saw the authoritarian PRI party return to power, popular resistance is flourishing in Mexico. The student-led #YoSoy132 movement has continued to draw massive support for its post-election protests against political and … Continue reading

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GuateSec: This is what Mano Dura looks like

Guatemala is approaching six months of Otto Pérez Molina’s Patriot Party government, and while it is too early–and Guatemalan politics too volatile–to definitively signal the administration’s long-term impacts on issues related to security and justice, a review of this eventful … Continue reading

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Tan culpable él que disparó y masacró como él que ordenó

TAN CULPABLE EL QUE DISPARÓ Y MASACRÓ COMO EL QUE ORDENÓ Castigo a los autores intelectuales de la masacre de las Dos Erres, cometida en 1982 AUDIENCIA DE PRIMERA DECLARACION DEL GENERAL RETIRADO EFRAIN RIOS MONTT POR LA MASACRE DE … 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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¡El Mono vive!

“…and how good it would have been to meet again someday to tell tales of where we had been to look into each others eyes at least one more time in this life to gather – who knows – the … 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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