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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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Primeras noticias: Captura de General López Fuentes por genocidio en Guatemala

PRIMERA CAPTURA POR GENOCIDIO EN GUATEMALA Hoy 17 de junio, a 29 años de haber iniciado la ejecución del Plan Victoria 82 elaborado por el Jefe del Estado Mayor del Ejército y el gobierno de facto de Efraín Ríos Montt, … Continue reading

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Testimony of Polochíc Valley evictions and killings: video and mapping resources

Last weekend I attended an event in Guatemala City where three Maya-Q’eqchi’ campesinos – rural workers – shared testimony of their experiences during and following the violent evictions of 12 Q’eqchi’ communities in the Polochíc Valley region of north-eastern Guatemala … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Indigenous farmer killed in land conflict

UA: 157/11 (Ver enlace para versión en español.) Index: AMR 34/005/2011 Guatemala Date: 1 June 2011 Date: 1 June 2011 URGENT ACTION INDIGENOUS FARMER KILLED OVER Land dispute On 21 May, Indigenous farmer , Oscar Reyes, was killed , and three other farm workers were injured, while tending … Continue reading

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