We recently received a communication from Guatemala that contained a letter from Jennifer Harbury outlining the latest facts on the case of her late husband Efraín Bámaca and his assassination by the Guatemalan military. As you may know, this case… Read More ›
Regular readers will be aware of the precarious existence of community leaders in Guatemala. This also applies to trade union leaders. Our friends in Banana Link have recently posted an appeal on their website to end the violence and impunity… Read More ›
Neighbouring Guatemala, Honduras suffered a coup last year which has been little reported, especially here in the UK. The coup, its implicit support from the United States, and its consequences for the rule of law and justice, are pointers in… Read More ›
As appears in: http://www.chocversushudbay.com/ On September 27, 2009, Adolfo Ich Chamán, a respected indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ community leader and an outspoken critic of harms and rights violations caused by Canadian mining activities in his community, was hacked and shot… Read More ›
Amnesty International have just issued the following urgent action on behalf of Mateo Lopez, a trades unions from the Health Trade Union. He has been very active in denouncing corruption in the health service and has also been involved in… Read More ›
“Members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) have now been working for seven months on the landmark exhumations at La Verbena Cemetery. Without a doubt, this is the most complex and ambitious project in search of the 45,000 detained-disappeared,… Read More ›
Wrenching Testimony and a Historic Sentence: US Court Convicts Dos Erres Perpetrator for Lying about Role in Massacre.
We were recently notified of this Kate Doyle article on the National Security Archive site. History was made yesterday (September 17, 2010) when a U.S. District Court Judge in Southern Florida, William J. Zloch, sentenced former Guatemalan special forces soldier… Read More ›