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Guatemala: A Touch of Paradise
World  (tags: Guatemala, people, places, travel )

- 1933 days ago -
Guatemala lies to the south of Mexico in Central America. The country encompasses just over 42,000 miles, similar in size to Tennessee.
Reparations for the Maya Achi Chixoy Dam Affected ACTION
World  (tags: Maya Achi, World Bank, Chixoy Dam, Guatemala )

- 1948 days ago -
Carlos' wife and many in his family were viciously killed. I could hear after a deathly silence people in the auditorium sobbing, wailing and shouting in indignation. "How can this happen?" I buried my face in the depth of an infinite pain, one that...
Ask US Ambassador Chacon to Attend the Genocide Trial in Guatemala ACTION
World  (tags: Chacon, Guatemala, humanrights, violence, genocide, death, politics, Ixil Triangle )

- 2265 days ago -
Victims and civil society organizations have pleaded with the US Ambassador to be present at the trial itself, as the previous Ambassador, Steven McFarland, regularly did. The US Embassy is still considering the request.
Rape and Murder for Profit
World  (tags: world, violence, human rights, Canada, Mayans, HudBay, Guatemala )

- 2620 days ago -
When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Miner
GUATEMALA: RíOs Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide
World  (tags: genocide, world, politics, law, trial, Guatemala, violence, society, news, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, goodnews, government )

- 2668 days ago -
After a hearing that lasted more than 11 hours, a Guatemalan court ordered the trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983), who could face up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Guatemalan Dictator EfraíN Rios Montt On Trial for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity
World  (tags: Guatemala, civil war, , Genocide, crimes against humanity, accountability, impunity, counterinsurgency plan, "scorched earth" campaign, rape, torture, atrocities, indigenous, rural Maya, Ixil tribe )

- 2669 days ago -
Accused re deaths of 1,700 indigenous people -unarmed Ixil tribe members- & campaign of rape & torture against leftist insurgents targeting rural Maya. Ruled during bloodiest period of brutal 36-yr civil war & cnterinsurgncy plan drove 29,000 more to flee
Human Rights Petition: Free Indigenous Leader and Political Prisoner Ramiro Choc | Change.Org
World  (tags: Guatemala, humanrights, petition, RamiroChoc, fraudulently charged, marginalised communities, indigenous, political prisoner )

- 2758 days ago -
In Feb 2008 Choc was illegally arrested by the military and sentenced to 6 yrs in prison on fraudulent charges, incl. kidnapping and theft. Choc's ability to unite diverse marginalized communities in defense of their rights is a threat to the gov't and...
GUATEMALA: Activists Worried That Clenched Right Fist Will Take Power
World  (tags: world, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Guatemala, news, society )

- 2827 days ago -
Activists in Guatemala are alarmed at the prospect of a victory by the right in the September general elections, recalling the dismal records of past regimes in the areas of human rights, the economy and justice.
Guatemala Looking Increasingly Like a 'Narco-State'
World  (tags: world, Guatemala, drugs, drug wars, violence, politics, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, news )

- 2924 days ago -
- The violence and the state of siege in the northern Guatemalan province of Petén, following the massacre and decapitation of 27 farm labourers, has been building up for years.
Guatemala Adopts Indigenous Rights Into Constitution - Survival International
World  (tags: Guatemala, Tribal, Indigenous, HumanRights, government, Refugees&Relief, politics, freedoms, goodnews )

- 3359 days ago -
Guatemala ratified Convention 169, the only international law for tribal peoples, in 1996. It is one of twenty countries to have ratified the Convention, which recognizes tribal peoples' land rights
Journalist Gives Voice to Voiceless
World  (tags: humanrights, journalist, voices, voiceless, Japanese nuclear politics, social injustice, women, Mayan women, Goliaths, corruption, underdog, victory, Guatemala, violence )

- 3390 days ago -
Shin Yamaaki is not familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but she has long undersood the plight of the underdog. A chance experience in her 20s forged Yamaaki, 38, into who she is today : a woman who takes on global issues by giving voice to
Blood on the Maple Leaf - Recent Killings Linked to Canadian Nickel Mine in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Canadian Nickel Mine, killings, Qeqchi leaders, community of Las Nubes, , )

- 3514 days ago -
Two Qeqchi leaders were shot and killed and over a dozen wounded this week near the site of a shuttered nickel mine in Guatemala. The first shooting took place on Sunday, September 27 on land claimed by the community of Las Nubes Continued:
Eyewitness: Guatemala Food Crisis
World  (tags: Guatemala, government, children, families, malnutrition, food shortages, hunger, HumanRights )

- 3535 days ago -
Guatemala has been hit by severe food shortages, with some 54,000 families living in the east of the country facing a critical situation.
Protect Mayan Lawyer Following Attempt on His Lifen - Human Rights Defender Alert
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, humans, violence, petition, action, take acktion, world, HumanRights, guatemala )

- 3932 days ago -
On August 2 two masked men swerved in front of Amilcar Pop's car, forcing him to a violent stop. The men drew guns and beat on the windows of the Guatemalan lawyer's car shouting that they would kill him. Despite injuries from the accident, Pop was able
The Novelist and the Murderers
World  (tags: death squads, indigenous, guatemala )

- 3974 days ago -
<p>Efrain Bamaca--a guerrilla leader married to a Harvard-trained American lawyer--disappeared...a Guatemalan source says that Perez Molina had gone to pick up Bamaca.</p>

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