Tag Archives: Maya

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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Update on Guatemalan Genocide Trial

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Rios Montt on trial. Credit: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters Guatemala City, February 4, 2013—Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez ended a four-hour hearing today in the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt by accepting all of…

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Guatemalan Genocide on Trial

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Breaking News. Guatemala achieved a breakthrough for justice today with the opening of the landmark criminal trial of Efraín Ríos Montt, former military dictator, for genocide and crimes against humanity. Ríos Montt, along with his chief…

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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Update: As of January 15, the Guatemalan government has reportedly repealed Executive Order 370-2012, following talks with human rights institutions.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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Indigenous mobilizations in the new B’ak’tun

“Oxlajuj B’ak’tun is the time to strengthen ancestral wisdom and the practice and never-ending search for balance; it’s a moment in which we must transcend, raise the consciousness of human beings and recognize ourselves as such in order to reach … 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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