Tag Archives: Operation Hammer

GuateSec: Drug War militarization in Central America

With the U.S. Marines’ “Operation Hammer” in Guatemala reportedly finalized and “Operation Anvil” in Honduras in limbo, where does Central America now stand in the Drug War, and what developments are on the horizon? In “Strategies of a New Cold War,” … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Operation Hammer lifted, rumblings from Totonicapán and Tajamulco

Operation Hammer leaves Guatemala According to Guatemalan’s Prensa Libre and the U.S. military, the 200-strong Marine detachment associated with Operation Hammer has finished its counter-narcotics mission and left the country. Military press releases describe U.S. participation in “more than 250” airborne … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Militarization in retreat?

Totonicapán: Justice system moves, protest surges Nine Guatemalan military personnel were arrested last Thursday, charged with extrajudicial execution and other crimes in relation to the deaths of indigenous protesters on October 4. Preliminary investigation by the Public Ministry established individual … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Militarization, U.S. Aid, and the War on Drugs

Guatemala and Honduras: Hammer and Anvil Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed in Guatemala last July, struck in the head by a tree branch felled by helicopter draft. The … Continue reading

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