On 26 March the wife of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Gladys Monterroso, also a lawyer and a politician in the Encuentro por Guatemala party was kidnapped for several hours and tortured before being released. As we reported before there has… Read More ›
We reported earlier the breakthrough in the case of the disappearance of Edgar Fernando Garcia, a student and trades union activist who “disappeared” in 1984. A senior and an ex-police officer have been arrested, and warrants issued for the arrest… Read More ›
Anyone with any interest in Guatemala cannot fail to be aware of the appalling wave of murders directed against women. While many more men are murdered each year the sadistic brutality with which women are often killed suggests a particular… Read More ›
This is an account of a meeting that Grahame Russell, of Rights Action, had with a resident in San Jose Ixcanique in western Guatemala. A village near the Goldcorp ‘Marlin’ mine. This article is taken from Upsidedown World.
The member of parliament for Buckingham, John Bercow, has asked a question about the numbers of recent extrajudicial executions in Guatemala. I’m glad to see that Guatemalan issues are raised in parliament, despite the fact that the UK’s diplomatic representation… Read More ›
After more than ten years of discussion a law which will allow Guatemalan citizens to access public information was finally passed on 23 September. It was hailed as a step forward for government transparency and though access to such information… Read More ›
The Latin American Water Tribunal (TLA, by its acronym in Spanish) carried out its 5th public hearing under the motto: ‘Hydraulic justice for indigenous lands and territories’. The trial took place in the city of Antigua Guatemala from September 8th… Read More ›