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During the Guatemalan civil war, some 200,000 people died. More than one million people were forced to flee their homes and hundreds of villages were destroyed. The officially chartered Historical Clarification Commission attributed more than 93% of all documented violations of human rights to Guatemala's military government; and estimated that Maya Indians accounted for 83% of the victims. It concluded in 1999 that state actions constituted genocide.[247][248]


In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú brought a case against the military leadership in a Spanish Court. Six officials, among them Efraín Ríos Montt and Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores, were formally charged on 7 July 2006 to appear in the Spanish National Court after Spain's Constitutional Court ruled in 2005 that Spanish courts can exercise universal jurisdiction over war crimes committed during the Guatemalan Civil war

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By the time Barrios left in 1992, the country's civil war had been raging for more than 30 years, with hundreds of thousands of indigenous people killed by government forces in what is known as the Guatemalan genocide. O'Neil-Baker filed a motion last ...
Big-budget Hollywood movie 'The Promise', a powerful war drama set amid the events of the Armenian genocide during the Ottoman era, was released worldwide this month.
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, tells the story of the victims of the aftermath of the 1960's Guatemalan civil war. Noah Gittell. Apr 27 ... In the 1960s, America helped to overthrow the democratically-elected leader of Guatemala, and ...
The new work follows a Maya family living in the highlands of Guatemala, the soldiers who occupy their village, and the spirits that guide and haunt them all during the most violent moment from the Guatemalan civil war. Audience talkbacks follow the ...
"The Promise" is a historic achievement that spotlights a lesser-known genocide committed during and after a lesser-known war (World War I).
LOTE 9, Guatemala - Rodrigo Tot chatted in Q'eqchi' with community members as they gathered at a simple wooden building that doubles as a church and a community meeting hall in order to discuss their land tenure situation.
The 1994 Rwandan genocide has likewise been forgotten. The same goes for what happened in Bangladesh in 1971, in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996, and in Bosnia in 1995. And it wasn't until it became politically convenient ...
Perhaps because the anniversary of the Armenian genocide is nearing; perhaps because this song encapsulates the sadness and hope of the Armenian experience; I suddenly feel inspired to share my family's story.
It is the first time in the modern period that Hollywood has approached the genocide on screen, and director Terry George, whose taste for geopolitical injustice was honed on In the Name of the Father and Hotel Rwanda, invokes it through our memory of ...
I tend to see my country through a complicated lens: historically, both champion of human rights and perpetrator of genocide and slavery. My Iraqi friends ... Which should we fear more: a Syrian refugee, a Guatemalan maid, or an ebola-like virus? Fear ...
Castillo reversed Decree 900 and led Guatemala on a path of internal conflict, state-sponsored terror, and genocide.
According to the Canadian federal government, Guatemalan Army Lieutenant Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes concealed his brutal role in the massacre when he obtained Canadian citizenship in 1992.
For each of the past two semesters, Professor Paul Vincent has assigned the students in his introductory holocaust history class to watch filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors.
In the spring of 1954, CIA-backed forces staged a coup in Guatemala against the democratically elected President Jacobo Arbenz.
To do this, they work closely with local artisan groups of at-risk women based in countries such as the US, Pakistan, Haiti, Malaysia and Guatemala. Raven + Lily is a certified B corporation, focused on alleviating poverty among women by providing fair ...
It is so near, you could almost taste it. The Fate of the Furious or Fast 8 is set to release in cinemas worldwide on April 14th. We see the Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan, the movie will include the return of stars like; Vin ...
In Central America, the efforts of the U.N.-backed Commission against corruption and Impunity in Guatemala to strengthen the country's prosecutors and judges helped produce the conviction of former military strongman Efrain Rios Montt for genocide in ...
Guatemala's Office of the Public prosecutor charged Mynor Padilla, the Fenix mine's head of security at the time of the protests, with homicide and assault.
Guatemala's Sandra Monterossa never knew her grandmother was Mayan until the woman was on her deathbed. "After the Guatemalan civil war, it became very dangerous to identify as Indigenous," Courtney said. "There's never been acknowledgment from ...
people carry coffins of victims of a 1982 massacre, in Nebaj, Quiche department some 260km northwest of Guatemala City, in this file picture taken on July 30, 2014.
... of the Iraq war were silent about Kurdish rights and autonomy (which used to be a prominent cause on the left), Saddam Hussein's asphyxiation of Iraqi civil society and the mass graves that have scarred the country with memories of totalitarianism ...
Though not a refugee herself, Musekura immigrated as a student from Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. She completed a masters degree in psychology, speaks five languages, and is a strong advocate for refugees ... Cotton, who travels with her family to ...
Guatemala City - Guatemala will hold a second trial for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. This trial is about the killing of at least 200 people in a rural northern part of the country during its ...
And U.N. investigators last June reported that the Islamic State is carrying out "genocide" against the Yazidis. This startling declaration was based on interviews with survivors, religious leaders and others, along with "extensive documentary materials.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is set to stand for a second trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, Fox News reports.
So while hundreds of former military officials in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay have been jailed for war crimes, and a former Guatemalan dictator was tried for genocide, El Salvador stands out for the fact that almost no one has faced punishment for ...
The petition reads that the parliaments of Mexico, Turkey, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Jordan, Honduras and Djibouti recognized the crimes committed by Armenians in Khojaly as a genocide of the Azerbaijani people. Moreover, the parliaments of Pakistan, ...
While still an undergraduate, she was a human rights Defender with the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission investigating the genocide of indigenous peoples and endemic violence against women. Most recently, she traveled to Pakistan with the U.S. ...
... in power from 1982 to 1983 and now 90 and recently declared mentally unfit to stand trial on genocide charges; and retired army commander Gen.
... the Cold War and how atrocities in conflicts such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala are concealed; postwar justice is limited in confronting the rise in sexual violence and genocide in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other ...
... by Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. The second episode, airing at 9 p.m., takes a look at the obstruction of postwar justice during the Cold War and how atrocities in conflicts such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala were concealed. The ...
Reagan and his advisers realized that they had to turn those perceptions around if they hoped to get sustained funding for the militaries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as well as for the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, the CIA-organized paramilitary ...
... example of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, and was ordained on May 25, 1963. In 1968 he accepted the call to serve the diocesan mission group in Guatemala, aiding the native peoples suffering genocide during the Guatemalan civil war.
Venezuelan feminists identified Guatemalan President Jimmie Morales as one of the key government officials responsible for the event, chanting genocide and calling for his resignation. Likewise, feminist ... "The President of Guatemala called the FBI.
Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that - over the past three decades - have created an alternative reality both for ...
Pol Pot genocide: The totalitarian dictator of Cambodia, later known as Kampuchea, Pol Pot, who ran a dictatorship with the Khmer Rogue forces, caused untold misery to the population including executions and gross negligence that resulted in the deaths ...
Special Report: The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian "propaganda" yet the U.S. government created a "psyops" bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the world with dubious information, reports Robert Parry.
The Tamil had suffered a genocide in which 147,000 had been killed and justice must be delivered, including the establishment of an international tribunal.
... example of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, and was ordained on May 25, 1963. In 1968 he accepted the call to serve the diocesan mission group in Guatemala, aiding the native peoples suffering genocide during the Guatemalan civil war.
Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and ... The Blind Eye airs Tuesday, March ...
Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and ... The Blind Eye airs Tuesday, March ...
A bilingual rarity in that town, I was called on by radio, TV, newspapers and church groups to translate for the refugees suddenly appearing from El Salvador and Guatemala. ... women my age were sole survivors of wholesale rape and village genocide.


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