Category: Guatemala

Kate Doyle: Guatemala’s Historical Archive of the National Police

“Somehow in this part of the world, we’ve come to this point of turning our backs on human rights justice and the rule of law in ways that are terribly troubling”

Nicholas Copeland: Indigenous Resistance Against the Escobal Mine in Guatemala

As the Guatemalan state backs out of court-ordered consultations and intensifies repression of territorial defenders, communities turn to independent research and analysis to strengthen the right to consultation on their own terms

Edgardo Ayala: Indigenous Villages Generate Their Own Energy in Guatemala

A community hydroelectric plant runs counter to the system by which the state grants concessions to companies, which become the sole providers of those services.

Elizabeth Oglesby: A Coup in Guatemala is the Real Emergency

U.S. policy must support those in Guatemala who are struggling to maintain the rule of law, and Congress must demand that Guatemala’s anti-impunity commission be allowed to continue its work

Greg Grandin: Washington Trained Guatemala’s Mass Murderers

And the Border Patrol Played a Role

Sandra Cuffe: Uniting for Memory and Justice in Guatemala

One word in particular kept coming up in Spanish over and over. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice

Jeff Abbott: Guatemala Communities Rebel Against High Energy Costs

Rural communities in Guatemala are rising up against unmanageable energy bills, more than two decades after the Central American country privatized its power grid

Simon Granovsky-larsen: Terror in Guatemala

In the course of less than a month, seven campesino-Indigenous activists were murdered. What explains the onslaught?

Jeff Abbott: Guatemalan farmers occupy plantation

Guatemala’s southern coast is in a constant conflict caused by the expansion of agro-industry. Across the region, small farmers struggle to feed their families as companies buy up more and more land for export crops. Since the arrival of the Spanish to Guatemala in 1524, the country’s fertile southern coast has been the site of Read more…

Jeff Abbott: Seeking Justice in Guatemala

A disturbing new proposal by members of Guatemala’ Congress could give blanket amnesty to military members for committing war crimes

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