The Guatemala Attorney General, Thelma Aldana, issued an arrest warrant for Congressman Edgar Justino Ovalle, in connection with the CREOMPAZ case, writes Jo-Marie Burt in the International Justice Monitor website. It is suspected he has fled the country. Ovalle is… Read More ›
A U.S. resident has been linked to a 1982 attack on the village of Dos Erres in Guatemala that led to the deaths of about 250 children, women and unarmed men. Sebastian Rotella writes in ProPublica as part of an… Read More ›
There is really nothing to add here. From Plaza Pública.
On February 26, 2016, High Risk “A” Tribunal in Guatemala convicted military officers Esteelmer Reyes Girón and Heriberto Valdez Asig of sexual violence and domestic and sexual slavery against 15 Maya Q’eqchi’ women, as well as several counts of homicide… Read More ›
Image from the Sepur Zarco trial taken by Nelton Rivera On Monday, February 1, the landmark Sepur Zarco trial opened in Guatemala City before High-Risk Court A. It is first time that a case of sexual violence related to Guatemala’s… Read More ›
On November 22, 2015, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas (SOA) to memorialise the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands… Read More ›
“Almost from the moment Canadian-US mining company Tahoe Resources acquired the Escobal silver project from Goldcorp over five years ago, the company and the Guatemalan government have used repression, criminalization, and, ultimately, militarization to try to silence peaceful resistance to… Read More ›