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Colonel Ariel Salvador de Leon was present the day the Guatemalan Army's high officers supported Jimmy [Morales, president]. So, what can we expect?" "On June 5, 2017, in a restaurant located at [Guatemala City's] Zone 5, the military officer was followed to document his meeting with the son of the ...
Elements from the 5th Infantry Brigade of the Guatemalan Army joined the 66 doctors and services members from the JTF-Bravo team. JTF-Bravo also received support from the Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Defense, and the Secretariat of Public Works of the ...

For six hours, I described how the Guatemalan army massacred Mayan communities in the early 1980s, and captured, tortured and "disappeared" survivors during its war against leftist insurgents. The CIA trained the Guatemalan military in covert repressive techniques, including kidnapping, ...
Guatemalan army officers carried the coffin of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of the country's civil war. In soccer, fans of the Uruguay club Penarol cheered before the start of a Copa Libertadores match against ...
He served in the Guatemalan army throughout the majority of the armed conflict. It is also interesting to note that in 1978, Rios Montt left the Catholic Church and joined the US-based right-wing fundamentalist evangelical/pentecostal Church of the Word. He even began friendships with right-wing ...
Guatemalan Army officers carry the coffin of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to his burial site at a cemetery in Guatemala City on Sunday. Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala's civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth ...

For six hours, I described how the Guatemalan army massacred Mayan communities in the early 1980s, and captured, tortured and "disappeared" survivors during its war against leftist insurgents. The United States supports Guatemala's efforts to prosecute human rights violators. At the same time, the trials ...
According to authorities and residents, cattle from Central America are brought to Mexico illegally over the porous border with Guatemala and left to graze in the Lacandon Jungle, a protected area. The Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas state once covered 1.5 million hectares. Today, it is only a third of that size ...
Under the auspices of the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) program coordinated by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the Guatemalan Army builds school desks. The mission supports the “Desks for Our Children Campaign” for Guatemalan students at underserved rural ...
Some years later, Goldman published “The Art of Political Murder.” Sadly, instead of dealing with Rico and de la Grange's evidence, he accused them of exonerating the Guatemalan army, when in fact they blamed a particular faction of the army, one of the “clandestine structures” that afflicts Guatemala to ...
Valiente's arrest comes as U.S. immigration authorities have been targeting various former members of the Guatemalan army in recent years. Since 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested at least five alleged participants in a massacre that claimed more than 200 lives in the ...
In 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had arrested and deported Santos Lopez Alonzo, a former member of the Guatemalan army who witnesses said participated in the 1982 massacre at Las Dos Erres that left more than 200 men, women and children dead. Last year, another ...
In late 2017, the U.S. government donated 108 vehicles to the Guatemalan Army through the Department of Defense. This contribution, received on December 11th, 2017, and valued at $6.6 million, included light tactical armored vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and tactical mobility trucks, among others.
In late 2017, the U.S. government donated 108 vehicles to the Guatemalan Army through the Department of Defense. This contribution, received on December 11th, 2017, and valued at $6.6 million, included light tactical armored vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and tactical mobility trucks, among others.
BBN has been able to obtain a leaked video that shows three Guatemalan soldiers strolling into Belize's border on the night of January 16, 2018. The video shows three soldiers walking into the customs area. One of the men appears to be a Kaibil, a member of the special operations armed forces of ...
In 2017, the patrols paved the way for approximately 1,500 support operations by the Guatemalan Army in the border area. “Among the most substantial advances, the presence of soldiers in areas on the Guatemalan side of the border where there was no government services since the country's internal ...
In late 2017, the U.S. government donated 108 vehicles to the Guatemalan Army through the Department of Defense. This contribution, received on December 11th, 2017, and valued at $6.6 million, included light tactical armored vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and tactical mobility trucks, among others.

BBN has been able to obtain a leaked video that shows three Guatemalan soldiers strolling into Belize's border on the night of January 16, 2018. The video shows three soldiers walking into the customs area. One of the men appears to be a Kaibil, a member of the special operations armed forces of ...
Following last week's encounter between a team of Belizean youth basketballers and members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces, in which the latter tried but failed to stop them circling Sarstoon Island, it appears the Guatemalan army is up to its old tricks again. The GAF have made a habit of following any ...
In 2017, the patrols paved the way for approximately 1,500 support operations by the Guatemalan Army in the border area. “Among the most substantial advances, the presence of soldiers in areas on the Guatemalan side of the border where there was no government services since the country's internal ...
The former Guatemalan Army officer turned prisoner, we wrote, “imposed his rule inside the jails before being swallowed by the system he once benefitted from.” “In every Guatemalan jail, there is a Byron Lima,” Luis Lima told InSight Crime shortly before his brother's death in July 2016. “But there are good ...
America and Israel were both deeply involved in the genocide of the Mayans. While America provided the Guatemalan army with weapons and military hardware, Israel provided training and advice. The deadly military campaign carried out against rural indigenous peasants was devised by Israeli advisors.
Over the next four decades, the US sent Guatemala almost a quarter of a billion dollars in military aid. During the same time period, hundreds of thousands of people were wiped out in an increasingly genocidal campaign by the Guatemalan army. Many Guatemalans who fled to the US were refugees of that ...
The Guatemalan army built 45 "model towns" with the help of U.S.-based Evangelical Christian groups in order to prevent Indigenous peoples and campesinos from joining the guerrilla. The peace accords were followed by the gradual dismantling of these towns, where thousands died at the hands of ...
In the early 1980s I was in a refugee camp for Guatemalans who had fled the war into Honduras. It was a cold, dreary winter afternoon. The peasant farmers and their families, living in filth and mud, were decorating their tents with strips of colored paper. That night, they said, they would celebrate the flight of ...
Some scholars say that the Guatemalan civil war, which did not end until 1996, began in 1960 with Marco Yon Sosa and Luis Turcios Lima, rebellious Guatemalan army officers, but other scholars have pointed to 1966 as the beginning of the civil war. Whatever the case, in 1964 Guatemala was in turmoil ...
The Guatemalan Army Corps of Engineers works to build training areas for the fight against organized crime, with support from marines from Special Purpose ... Guatemalan Army engineers and members of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) are building ...
The Guatemalan Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (known as the Seabees), participated in the Water Well Drilling Course. The course was part of a training program for infrastructure projects that the engineering corps will carry out in August to provide drinking water to ...
In 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had arrested and deported Santos Lopez Alonzo, a former member of the Guatemalan army who witnesses said participated in the 1982 massacre at Las Dos Erres that left more than 200 men, women and children dead. Last year, another ...
Valiente's arrest comes as U.S. immigration authorities have been targeting various former members of the Guatemalan army in recent years. Since 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested at least five alleged participants in a massacre that claimed more than 200 lives in the ...
For decades the Guatemalan army used El Mirador as a landmark to identify the northern limits of the country's airspace, believing it was a small mountain adorning an otherwise featureless landscape. Little did they know the summit was actually the crown jewel of an ancient Mayan city. Rising up from the ...
... thinking, and the evidence is a quarter million Indigenous Maya Guatemalans slaughtered by the Guatemalan army between 1960 and 1996.
During 1960s, the Guatemalan army began the systematic slaughtering of the Native Mayan population. This era was also known as “The ...
... during a demonstration against the commemoration of the 142nd anniversary of the Guatemalan Army's founding, in Guatemala city June 30, ...
... court noted that sexual violence against indigenous Maya Q'eqchi' women was part of a deliberate strategy by the Guatemalan army.
... court noted that sexual violence against indigenous Maya Q'eqchi' women was part of a deliberate strategy by the Guatemalan army.
On September 28, Guatemalan Army divers found 281 kilos of cocaine stashed in the submerged part of the hull of a ship docked at Puerto ...
His missionary thirst for souls did not agree with the Guatemalan army, which was suspicious of all indigenous peoples as communist ...
The Guatemalan Army Corps of Engineers works to build training areas for the fight against organized crime, with support from marines from ...
Guatemala “We are aware of a lack of filters in the recruitment of personnel, which is improving,” an official said. (Youtube).
The Guatemalan Army participates in the Water Well Drilling Course in Gulfport, Mississippi. (Photo: Guatemalan Ministry of Defense).
Although government programs over the past few years have focused on eradicating hunger, an average of 10 children dies from malnutrition every month. However, the Guatemalan Army has not been indifferent to the situation. By restoring more than half of the country's 16,456 kilometers of road network, ...
The Guatemalan Army's Military Code mandates women can aspire to a three–star ranking in their professional Army careers. The country's ...
The Guatemalan army has announced it is sending 3.000 soldiers to its border with Belize after the Belizean army killed a 13-year-old boy.
Two indigenous Maya girls retrieving water following a gun battle between members of the Guerrilla Army of the Poor and Guatemalan Army soldiers in San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala. 1982.Credit Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images. I was familiar with Guatemala's turbulent political history and the C.I.A.'s ...
According to a press release from the Guatemalan Army, U.S. marines, in coordination with the Guatemalan Army, worked on various ...
Mynor Padilla, Hudbay's former head of security, is also a former lieutenant colonel in the Guatemalan army. He joined the U.S.-backed military ...
But instead of greeting the crowds with tear gas and batons, the Guatemalan army stayed in its barracks, and all was peaceful, as far as we ...
... people are predisposed to be subversive,” which is the real reason for why the Guatemalan army massacred so many indigenous people.
His missionary thirst for souls did not agree with the Guatemalan army, which was suspicious of all indigenous peoples as communist ...


 

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