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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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all wars every fought since mankind differentiated as a species including all of the atheist-inspired ones (e.g., the Reign of Terror, the Cristero Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, the Shining Path, Sino-Vietnamese War, Korean War, Chinese civil war ...
The title of Pamela Yates's "500 Years" (Saturday at 3:45 p.m.) refers to the period during which the Indigenous Mayan population of Guatemala has been subjugated by a white European elite. Yates has spent 35 years recording that struggle through a ...
US-led coalition airstrikes targeting Islamic State are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, UN war crimes investigators say.
There are awful people who also happen to be heads of government and major groups given to genocide. Of course, if ... Ditto the likes of Efraim Rios Montt, who staged a coup and ran Guatemala three decades ago during a horrendously bloody period.
While he's actually Guatemalan-American, you never doubt that he's Armenian here, as his Mikael tries to survive the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian genocide, something which Turkey still refuses to admit ever happened. Opening in the ...
This latest film follows the monumental 2013 trial in Guatemala prosecuting former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide against the Indigenous Mayan people, and the subsequent popular uprising against corruption in government. "The Blood Is at the ...
Pamela Yates has been chronicling the plight of the Maya people in Guatemala for over 30 years now. In 1983 she released When the Mountains Tremble, which included Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu's firsthand account of the war between ...
... 2011's Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, and this year's 500 Years: Life in Resistance) that follows the Mayan citizens of Guatemala from their fight for basic rights right through to the first trial in The Americas prosecuting the genocide of ...
He drafted the infamous Nuremberg Laws for the Protection of German Blood and wrote the "Commentary" that provided the rationale for genocide. The Interior Minister who signed the Nuremberg Laws, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, was sentenced to death at .... Under ...
... of Guatemala, including When the Mountains Tremble (1984), Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2001), and the latest installment, 500 Years: Life in Resistance (2017), which documents the first trial in the history of The Americas to prosecute the ...
Paladin has bought U.S. theatrical rights to Pamela Yates' Guatemalan political documentary "500 Years," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
It's telling Hundert would seek to smear me as a Rwanda genocide denier, rather than criticize my other controversial views such as that the private automobile should be eliminated, or that former Prime Minister Lester Pearson was a war criminal or ...
The busboy (Trevor William Fayle) is constantly fuming at the two Guatemalan cooks (Angel Sigala and J Hernandez) whose horsing around in Spanish creates their separate world, a not-so-funny isolation.
The evidence uncovered thus far has helped convict perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity in that country, as well as aided families in locating their dead and missing loved ones.
With 200 million people affected by armed conflict or genocide worldwide today, refugees are appearing in record numbers; indeed, not since World War II have so many war-affected migrants been relocating around the globe.
She also reaffirmed the relevance of the responsibility to protect to the discussion and voiced support for the Code of Conduct regarding the non-use of the veto by permanent members of the Council in cases of genocide, crimes against humanity or war ...
I was really astonished that Oscar Issac, who is a Guatemalan actor, could nail the role of Mikael Boghosian so perfectly, along with the makeup and accent he had.
It is the story of Mayan resistance in Guatemala - to threaten the powerful and empower the dispossessed, from the first trial in the history of The Americas to prosecute the genocide of indigenous people in 2013 to a citizen's uprising that threatens ...
But this rebellion erupted six years after a certain key moment, which the commissioners happened to mention just four pages earlier: "In Guatemala, after the United States helped bring about the fall of the [Jacobo] Arbenz government in 1954, politics ...
I have come to meet with Sr. Virginia Searing, a Sister of Charity of New York and the center's director who months after her 75th birthday reflected on her two decades of work in Guatemala and at the center, a nonprofit she co-founded that focuses on ...
Rabel also is the recipient of the George Polk Award honoring his hour-long CBS News broadcast that documented genocide in Guatemala where successive military dictators were held responsible for murdering hundreds-of-thousands of Guatemala's ...
Tyler Shipley (TS): The whole project was, in a way, an accident. I was in Guatemala in 2009 when the coup took place, and it was headline news in Central America for months, so it was impossible to miss the gravity of the situation.
As a human rights accompanier in Guatemala, I pass my days with people who might be threatened, harassed, arrested without cause, beaten, or murdered by those in power or by those sent by those in power.
This has been the case for victims of the Jewish holocaust, and the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwandan, Guatemalan and other genocides. I was stimulated by the questions asked by all the lawyers and judges - supporting and opposing. After returning ...
You can see the U.S.-directed Guatemalan coup in '54 as a kind of post-war beginning for this policy, but our military intervention in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean goes a lot farther back.
... of Guatemala, including When the Mountains Tremble (1984), Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2001), and the latest installment, 500 Years: Life in Resistance (2017), which documents the first trial in the history of The Americas to prosecute the ...
From a chance discovery in a Ugandan market, Leila Janah stumbled upon her next business idea: an organic skincare line made from Nilotica, a rare form of creamy shea butter extracted from the fruits of East Africa's Vitellaria nilotica tree nut, found ...
Shame and stigma were integral to the logic of using sexual violence as a tactic of war, torture or terrorism, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of genocide told the Security Council today, amid demands that survivors be recognized as legitimate ...
This is the lesson that every country should remember, especially after one woman made a difference in Guatemala. Attorney General Thelma Aldana uncovered corrupt networks ... Justice may be blind but when it comes to the politics of where it can be ...
Thirty children and a young adult are freed from working as slaves on fishing boats in Ghana West Africa. Eleven suspects are arrested for holding them.
Hunt was a veteran CIA operative who had been involved in the agency's successful plot to overthrow left-leaning Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz and in the catastrophic Bay of Pigs invasion. Liddy was a former FBI agent turned .... Nixon's anti ...
It has to be, given its roots in a book that includes lengthy passages on the work of performance artist Hannah Wilke and Guatemalan genocide. Transparent proved Soloway's ability to communicate knotty and potentially preachy ideas in astonishingly ...
"Spring on Fire," set in 1982 during the Guatemalan civil war, 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 war, the national army carried ...
"Spring on Fire," set in 1982 during the Guatemalan civil war, 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 war, the national army carried ...
The IIIM does not interfere in Syria's internal affairs, because it is available to any actor to that already enjoys such jurisdiction - including the universal jurisdiction available to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Nor ...
They exposed the history of class violence and labor suppression in the development of the region, deconstructed the "Mission myth" of racial harmony, and recounted the seldom-told story of 19th-century "genocide and native resistance." Later, noir ...
The "security services" involved "human rights abuses, including genocide, murder, torture, crimes against humanity, sexual violence, and kidnaping.
The "security services" involved "human rights abuses, including genocide, murder, torture, crimes against humanity, sexual violence, and kidnaping.
His new documentary "Finding Oscar," opening Friday, May 5, at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, details the search for a little boy, Oscar Ramirez, who survived the massacre of his village by the Guatemalan military in 1982. soldiers dumped the ...
The petition notes 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, ...
She has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
... High Commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay; Guatemala's first woman attorney-general, Claudia Paz y Paz, who tackled organised crime; and forensic anthropologist Jose Pablo Baraybar, who conducted investigations to prove genocide had occurred ...
For myself, a Guatemalan-American who has ambitions to address inequities to health care access in Guatemala, this class was the cornerstone to my understanding of Indigenous existence within Guatemala. The misconception that indigenous ... Her ...
... and included a display of purple forget-me-not flowers, which symbolize the 100th year of remembrance of the Armenian genocide. Her grandparents, she said, were orphans and her parents grew up in countries outside Armenia before coming to the U.S..
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 ...
Oscar - who was born in Guatemala - readily admits he didn't know much about the genocide which was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians within the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey.
"The Promise" is a historic achievement that spotlights a lesser-known genocide committed during and after a lesser-known war (World War I).


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