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'Victory for the People' as Guatemalan President Resigns in Disgrace
U.S.-backed Otto Pérez Molina stepped down over corruption charges, but Guatemalans say his crimes include torture and acts of genocide
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Cheers Erupt As Guatemala Paves Way to Arrest School of the Americas-Trained President Perez Molina
'Now that Guatemala has kicked open the door, set an example for the world, this trail of blood can be followed wherever it leads, including back to Washington,' says journalist Nairn.
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In Tune With Global Movement, People of Guatemala Are Rising Up for Dignity and Justice
A long history of military dictatorships, brutal civil war, and generalized violence fueled by drug cartels and gangs effectively silenced the people of Guatemala for decades. This prolonged period of civic inaction has resulted in widespread feelings of resignation and cynicism that have allowed...
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Johns Hopkins Sued Over 1950s Non-Consensual STD Study
University infected Guatemalan subjects with syphilis and other venereal diseases without their consent, lawsuit charges
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The 'Biden Plan' for Central America Treats Child Refugees as National Security Threat
A new regional policy, coupled with the deplorable US border policy, is an attack on both child welfare and human rights
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Vice President Biden, More of the Same Won't Work in Central America
Vice President Biden is a man on a mission. Over the last few weeks, the White House's go-to guy on Latin America has made every effort to persuade Congress to approve a $1 billion aid request for Central America. In separate op-eds in The Hill and The New York Times , Biden has argued that this...
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Will Biden's Billion Dollar Plan Help Central America?
Militarizing security, deregulating markets, and dismantling labor rights isn’t the solution.
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Rigoberta Menchu: Guatemalan Court Ruling on Crimes Against Humanity a 'Historic Event'
Former police head sentenced to 90 years in prison for murder, crimes against humanity during Guatemala's decades-long civil war.
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Guatemalan Genocide Trial Set to Resume
On May 10, 2013, a Guatemalan court found former dictator and army general José Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity . It was an historic decision: the first time a former head of state had been prosecuted successfully in his native country for genocide, and the first...
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Mining Interests In Guatemala Challenged By Indigenous Direct Democracy
Conflicts over mining are expanding across Guatemala. According to a recent report by Amnesty International, the Canadian government and Canada-based multinational mining companies have played a major role in the conflicts and abuses of human rights in indigenous communities. “Canada — like many...
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