No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, and so it’s not a joke in rather bad taste. As you might have guessed, we aren’t talking about Guatemala, but Peru, where earlier this week former President Alberto Fujimori was found guilty of… Read More ›
The BBC World Service is to broadcast a documentary about the police archives, much in the news recently. Entitled "The Atrocity Archives" it will be broadcast on 6 Apil. You can find out the programme details, listen to a trailer… Read More ›
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.