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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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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 ...
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.
The defense of water knows no borders, according to the Mayan Ancestral Authorities, the communal authorities and elders of Mayan towns across Guatemala. This reality has led the Mayan leaders to work in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux as they ...
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.
Since the holocaust the world has, to its shame, failed more than once to prevent or halt genocide." For examples of this, look no further than Bangladesh, East Timor and Cambodia in the 1970s; Guatemala in the 1980s; Bosnia and Rwanda in the 1990s ...
Center, Centreville senior Jasmine Howard organized members of the Centreville Key Club to sell 240 wristbands from Guatemala, made out of leather and pieces of coconut shell with colored string, raising $1,700 in sales and donations that went back to ...
It details persecution of the Mayan population in Guatemala and forms a trilogy, all on the same general subject, with "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" and "When the Mountains Tremble.
Center, Centreville senior Jasmine Howard organized members of the Centreville Key Club to sell 240 wristbands from Guatemala, made out of leather and pieces of coconut shell with colored string, raising $1,700 in sales and donations that went back to ...
An activist holds a cross with a sign that reads "No more sexual abuse against girls" during a protest outside of Guatemala's embassy in Managua to demand justice for the victims of a fire at the Virgen de Asuncion children shelter in Guatemala. Photo ...
On 16 May 2015, amid continued political injustice and the destruction of Maya land, around 60,000 protesters took to the streets in 13 cities in Guatemala demanding the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina in one of the largest Guatemalan ...
London, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in the United States and the killing of prominent Honduran land rights campaigner Berta Caceres have united the struggles of indigenous peoples on the continent ...
(The name is a nod to I.B.M.'s alleged role, during the Second World War, in systematizing Nazi genocide by providing punch-card technology.
At 3:00pm the NY premiere of El buen cristiano / The Good Christian, an eye-opening documentary offers a new perspective on the intervening roles of God, church, and state in the genocide of Guatemala's Ixchil people in the early 80s and the trials ...
Recent projects include life along the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States), contemporary life in the Maya villages of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, religious traditions in Guatemala, and life around San Miguel de Allende ...
The sunrise behind the skyline of Washington turns the sky red on the first day of daylight saving time in the U.S., Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Between Brooklyn and Kigali, the Portal broke down preconceptions: When the Americans thought of Rwanda, their minds immediately went to the 1994 genocide that resulted in the deaths of nearly one million Tutsis. Nancy, one of the Rwandan entrepreneurs ...
Morente's ascension as one of the mayor's top aides is a long way from his humble beginnings in Guatemala. His mother fled ... "I was born in a hut made out of adobe mud in a country that had seen 30 years of civil war and where genocide was rampant ...
A Guatemalan who first came to Canada to study theology 26 years ago, she is a community researcher, activist and leader who has worked extensively in the immigrant community and who wanted to raise awareness of the contributions of immigrant and ...
The petition further stresses that the parliaments of Mexico, Turkey, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Jordan, Honduras and Djibouti have recognized the Khojaly genocide committed against Azerbaijanis by transnational Armenian terrorism. Pakistan, Sudan ...
money and specifically corporate investments sustain the criminal activity in these countries: Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Burma, Republic of Congo, Namibia, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan. ... By virtue of a world-wide ...
Yesterday, it was the Congo's Patrice Lumumba, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and Guatemala's Jacobo Arbenz Guzman among many others who were not favorable to Washington's geopolitical interests.
This nationwide march is a climax of large-scale work carried out by Azerbaijan in order to make the truth about Khojaly genocide known to the world and convince the international community that if the perpetrators of this genocide remain unpunished ...
Of importance to the Jewel, he co-authored Belize: Joint Opinion and Legal Opinion on Guatemala's Territorial Claim to Belize.
... was eradication of the Jewish people. This was a form of what historian Deborah Lipstadt has referred to as "soft-core holocaust denial," a deliberate diminution of the fact that - while millions of innocent people were killed by the Nazis who ...
As an expert witness in criminal trials, she's travelled to Tanzania to testify at the UN tribunal on genocide in Rwanda, helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala and assisted with identifying remains found a the World Trade Center following the 9/11 ...
Rey and Ninety-Two find common ground in being survivors of genocide. For Ninety-Two, it was the holocaust. Rey, on the other hand, is a survivor of the "forgotten" Guatemalan civil war, which saw the murder of thousands of Mayan people at the hands of ...
With 200 million people affected by armed conflict or genocide worldwide, refugees are appearing in record numbers; indeed, not since World War II have so many war-affected migrants been relocating around the globe.
For Alvaro Pop, a Maya Q'eqchi man from Guatemala, Francis's remarks demonstrate his ongoing commitment to indigenous peoples' rights.
Thayer discussed how many activists during this time sought "to give shelter" to Central American refugees, who were fleeing from countries like Guatemala and Nicaragua, which were in severe "political upheaval." Followed by Thayer was Claudio Moreira ...
During a recent trip to Cambodia and Shanghai she visited a field outside Phnom Penh and a museum documenting the genocide that took place in the country during the 1970s, when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge killed about 1.7 people.
For the past 20 years, accompaniers sponsored by the NH-VT Guatemala Accompaniment Project have supported returned communities, court witnesses in the genocide cases, environmental activists, and others at risk, upon their request. With members and ...
genocide is an exception. Genocide does not cause resistance to blossom, it extinguishes it. Research indicates that nonviolent movements aren't particularly effective against genocide. Nonviolent resistance failed when Assad's forces slaughtered ...
Jeremy Corbyn's leading allies have given up on him and are frantically searching for a young new standard-bearer to see off the centre-left candidates.
The U.S. helped overthrow governments in Iran, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Chile, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras and many other countries.
... providing false information to Congress at least three times during the investigation into the Iran-Contra Affair during the 1980s, as well as supporting the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador which were actively promoting genocide during the ...
Attempting to influence national elections is child's play when compared to the CIA's involvement in military coups that resulted in the overthrow of democratically elected governments in Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Chile (1973) and Haiti (early ...
Notwithstanding the multitudes of corporate interests in the region, fruit companies have a particularly sordid history in Latin America.
... false information to Congress at least three times during the investigation into the Iran-Contra Affair during the 1980s, as well as supporting the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador which were actively promoting genocide during the same ...
Cubans knows about genocide, as the U.S. blockade against Cuba consists of genocide in that the U.S. has explicitly declared since 1961 that its goal is to starve Cubans into submission.
Consider a massacre that claimed the lives of almost 1 million people within 100 days - the Rwandan genocide. For four grueling months, hundreds were exterminated every day because other nations would not heed the cries of Rwandan citizens until the ...
The heart of Alterman's attack, however, is the reiteration of old charges that during the Reagan years, Abrams opposed human rights, supported "genocide" in Guatemala, and, of course, was guilty of lying to Congress and convicted for his "Iran-Contra ...
Guatemala had been in the throes of a civil war since 1960 and by the early 1980s things had gotten very bad. Indigenous Mayan communities were the main targets, but this was a time of ... Throughout the history of our nation, people have come fleeing ...
Unlike the Sepur Zarco war crimes trial I covered here in Guatemala last year, the Molina Theissen case - named after the student activist, Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen - is being held in a relatively small courtroom, not big enough for everyone ...
In the 1980s, the Guatemalan Army snuck into Mexico to kidnap and murder Indigenous refugees who fled genocide, an action decried by the UN at the time.
While in most years, these numbers are smaller than for battle-related deaths and homicides, acts of genocide (for example, in Rwanda in 1994) can kill in numbers akin to interstate war.
There have even been some notable prosecutions and convictions in Guatemala for crimes that were part of the genocide against some parts of that country's Indigenous population that reached its peak in the early 1980s. Among the Latin American ...


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