Will Elliott Abrams, “Abettor of Genocide,” Do To Venezuela What He Did To Guatemala?

By Staff, Accuracy.org -

On Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named Elliott Abrams to “lead our efforts on Venezuela” as that country is threatened by civil war. On Saturday, after making remarks to the UN [...]

Seven Guilty Berta Caceres Murder Court Signals Others Still at Large

By Staff, The Guatemala Human Rights Commission -

A Honduran Criminal Court with National Jurisdiction found an active military officer, hitmen and current and former employees of the DESA hydroelectric company guilty of the murder of indigenous [...]

International Day Of The Disappeared

By School of Americas Watch. -

This August 30th marks the International Day of the Disappeared, initiated by the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared, FEDEFAM, an organization [...]

Guatemalans Protest President Morales After Murder Of Social Leader

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

Guatemalans are yet again protesting President Jimmy Morales, demanding his resignation and justice for social leaders that have been murdered or arrested in the past months. Luis Arturo [...]

Victory Against Ecocide In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Towardfreedom.com -

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, announced last month that they would stop purchasing palm oil from a Guatemalan producer tied to human rights violations, environmental [...]

Guatemala Rises Up Against Institutionalized Corruption

By Jeff Abbott, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence - On Sept. 20, hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans demonstrated across the country against President Jimmy Morales and Congress. The protesters demanded the [...]

Guatemala’s Indigenous Campesinos Occupy Capital To Protest Land Conflicts

By Jeff Abbott, www.towardfreedom.com -

By Jeff Abbott for Towards Freedom - On August 8, one hundred Q’eqchi Maya families from the Department of Alta Verapaz arrived to the historic center of Guatemala City, the nation’s capital, to [...]

Guatemala’s Indigenous Campesinos Occupy Capitol Over Land Conflicts

By Jeff Abbott, www.towardfreedom.com -

By Jeff Abbott for Toward Freedom. On August 8, one hundred Q’eqchi Maya families from the Department of Alta Verapaz arrived to the historic center of Guatemala City, the nation’s capital, to [...]

Guatemala’s Indigenous Water Protectors Organize To Challenge Hydroelectric Projects

By Jeff Abbott, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence - Thousands of indigenous Q’eqchi, Achí and Pomcomchí Mayas took part in a series of protests on October 17 against hydroelectric projects along the Cahabón [...]

Witness To A War Crimes Trial: My Heart Is Sepur Zarco

By Lawrence Reichard, www.counterpunch.org -

By Lawrence Reichard for Counter Punch - A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is [...]

18 US Trained Military Arrested In Guatemala

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge, www.ncronline.org -

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge for NCR - In a daring and historic move just one week before a new president takes office, Guatemalan authorities arrested 18 former high-ranking military men Jan. [...]

Court Upholds Rules Against Palm Oil Company For ‘Ecocide’

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The Spanish African palm oil company Repsa is accused of contaminating the La Pasion river, killing thousands of fish and impacting over 22,000 residents. A Guatemalan [...]

Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law In Guatemala

By Christin Sandberg, www.intercontinentalcry.org -

By Christin Sandberg in Intercontinental Cry - On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guatemalan territory, groups of [...]

Guatemalan Congress Votes To Allow Investigation Of President

By Associated Press, www.theguardian.com -

By Associated Press in The Guardian - Guatemalan civilians who support the ousting of President Otto Pérez Molina have formed a wall of bodies to let lawmakers into Congress, protecting them from [...]

Wave Of Protests Spread To Scandal-Weary Honduras & Guatemala

By Elisabeth Malkin, www.nytimes.com -

By Elisabeth Malkin in The New York Times - In Guatemala, angry citizens marched under pelting rain, undeterred. In Honduras, they carried torches at dusk. A wave of protests against corruption [...]

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