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Given the needs of the nation's primary schools, the Guatemalan authorities, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, “made it a priority to provide desks to students at educational centers located in remote and disadvantaged areas that suffered the effects of the long civil war in past decades [1960-1996],” Maj.
This came as a frail Guatemala struggle to prosecute those criminal networks still rampant after a decades-long civil war. Lawyer Daniel Wilkinson, now with Human Rights Watch, helped set it up. DANIEL WILKINSON: The state institutions, especially in the criminal justice area - we're extremely weak and ...

A Providence man accused of committing dozens of murders and kidnappings during the Guatemalan civil war faced federal prosecutors in immigration court Friday, arguing he could face torture should he be deported. Juan Samayoa, 67, is facing deportation to his native Guatemala, where prosecutors ...
Guatemala's president said Wednesday he will withdraw army troops from day-to-day law enforcement duties following accusations that soldiers were involved in corruption and ... Critics have long said the army's role in policing violated the 1996 peace accords that put an end to 36 years of civil war.
Another highlight of the show is a jade belt ornament and sacred offering, thought to show the head of an ancestor of the Mayan ruler Kooj K'inich Yo'nal Ahk, associated with the Piedras Negras ruins in Guatemala. The object was found 300 miles away at the Sacred Cenote in Chichen Itza, Mexico, and ...
The U.S. role in the overthrow of Premier Mossadegh in Iran in 1953, and of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954, and of President Ngo Dinh Diem in Saigon in 1963 are established facts. What do these indictments of Russians tell us? After 18 months, the James Comey-Robert Mueller FBI investigation ...

The cost in human lives of the 36-year long US-supported “civil war” in Guatemala, which finally ended in 1996, was approximately 200.000. About 90% of the victims were killed by paramilitary or government forces, yet few of those responsible have been held accountable, even though the Guatemalan ...
Central America today is one of the world's most homicidal regions, with the 'Northern Triangle' of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala considered one of the most dangerous areas ... Much like El Salvador, Nicaragua was a crucial Cold War battleground, battered by decades of US-fuelled armed conflict.
The so-called northern triangle of Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — is the most violent place in the world outside of active war zones. When traveling there, carry only what you need. As the two men left, one of them said, "Walk the other way, don't follow us." The Comalapa police ...
Last fall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him for immigration violations after investigating his activity during the war. Authorities in Guatemala say they're waiting for Samayoa with an arrest warrant — for crimes including rape and murder. "I think he is a very bloodthirsty person with a great ...
A former Guatemalan police chief living in California was arrested Friday on a charge of visa fraud after authorities said he failed to disclose he had been ... The massacre took place at the height of Guatemala's more than three-decade civil war, which claimed at least 200,000 lives before ending in 1996.
He left Guatemala during the country's civil war, which began in 1960 and continued until 1996. During that time, the military persecuted indigenous communities, whose members they believed to be allies of a guerilla movement. More than 600 massacres occurred in the K'iche region of Guatemala.
More than 20 years after Guatemala's civil war ended in 1996, civilians are still advocating for justice after the genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of Maya people. Guatemala's military launched a campaign targeting Maya, claiming they were allies to guerrilla forces known as the Guatemalan ...
Everything has revolved around this. It's even apparent in some parts of the military, which maintains that “we were the victims” [in Guatemala's decades long civil war]. They claim that it was a war of outside powers developed on their own soil. The complicated thing is, how do we transform those fears into ...
Writing this week on Consortiumnews, Nat Parry recalled that one of his earliest memories “was of my dad about to leave on assignment in the early 1980s to the war zones of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.” “I remember asking him why he had to go,” he continued. “He replied that it was important ...
I saw the same trend during the more than 30 years I have been conducting research in rural Guatemala. The first mass migration to the U.S. from Guatemala occurred in the 1980s, as people fled because of civil war and political persecution. When the civil war ended in 1996, out migration continued to ...
Goldman vividly captures the edgy Guatemala of the 1980s, as a bloody civil war rages and death squads operate with impunity. The novel melds personal with political as it segues from coming-of-age tale into whodunnit, history lesson, love story and more. It's an impressive first book. Goldman covered ...

Ixil Mayans carry the remains of their loved ones for burial in Guatemala. It wasn't only bullets and violence that killed thousands of indigenous people during 1960-1996 civil wars. The governments forced tens of thousands of farmers into model villages under strict army control to isolate them from ...
In a country still wrestling with the effects of a decades-long civil war, more money is unquestionably good news. A tenth of Guatemala's gross domestic product comes from remittances, or money sent from abroad. Last year, Guatemalan immigrants were sending unprecedented amounts of remittances.
She said it was sent from Guatemala, “special for the cold.” She poured the steaming chocolate into a mug on her kitchen table, where she keeps a black-and-white portrait of her father, Manuel Tzoc Ixcotoy. He's one of some 200,000 people killed in Guatemala's armed conflict, from 1960 to 1996.
SANTA AVELINA, GUATEMALA – During Guatemala's long civil war more than 250,000 people reportedly were killed. Yet it wasn't only bullets and violence that killed thousands from 1960 to 1996. The government forced farmers into so-called model villages under strict army control to isolate them from ...
In a country still wrestling with the effects of a decades-long civil war, more money is unquestionably good news. A tenth of Guatemala's gross domestic product comes from remittances, or money sent from abroad. This year, Guatemalan immigrants are sending unprecedented amounts of remittances.
Guatemala's civil war began in 1960, six years after the U.S.-backed military coup that ousted democratically-elected military officer Jacobo Arbenz, who led a popular program of agrarian reform that affected landed elites and the infamous United Fruit Company. Shortly after the coup, left-wing parties and ...
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has condemned a decision by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to relocate his country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. ... Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa and the Haram al-Sharif are located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
MEXICO CITY — Guatemala will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, its president announced on Sunday, becoming the first nation to ... his decision on Jerusalem, aggravating an emotional issue that has festered since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, when the Israelis occupied the entire city.
The U.S. Embassy spokesman in Guatemala City wondered why Time Magazine would want to photograph and interview the ambassador there. After all, in the early 1980s, the political upheaval and violence in nearby El Salvador — where I was based — dominated the headlines. We should have kept ...
We were 20 miles from the border with Guatemala at a rail yard where Central American refugees often congregated to try to board La Bestia, the ... rising seas and mega-storms — is already adding to a host of other factors, including poverty, war and persecution, that in these years have unsettled record ...
Its three countries – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – are three of the highest per capita homicide countries in the world. Since the early 1960s proxy wars—first against Communism, then against the drug trade, have played out across these countries. Over 300,000 people died in the first war from ...
The conflict between communities and Hudbay has its roots in Guatemala's bloody civil war, during which Maya Q'eqchi' communities were driven off land that is now considered part of the Fenix mining project. In or around September 2006, Maya Q'eqchi' farmers and other members of the community ...
On May 15th, 1984, Felix Estrada went on a morning run near the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, just as he did every day. His brother Salomon, who he shared a room with, heard him come back, shower, get dressed, and leave again at 6:30AM. At first, it seemed like any other morning.
Nellie eventually married Jose Alfredo and followed him to Guatemala. Angela and her sister were born there. (Their brother, Alexander, was born in Los Angeles.) Guatemala, however, was in the midst of a civil war, and the family was targeted because they were business owners. “We had friends who ...
The war on Indigenous communities in Guatemala didn't end with the country's 1996 Peace Accords. ... their houses and what belongings they could not carry with them, mirroring the scorched earth tactics used by former dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the height of the country's 36-year internal armed conflict.
The U.S. Embassy spokesman in Guatemala City wondered why Time Magazine would want to photograph and interview the ambassador there. After all, in the early 1980s, the political upheaval and violence in nearby El Salvador — where I was based — dominated the headlines. We should have kept ...
He began, for instance, by reprising the lie that “since World War II, ... of Guatemala (an early instance of Washington's post-World War II ...
At the age of 15, she joined a human rights group in 1993, during an active war time in Guatemala. The future geography professor noted that ...
In dragging Central America into a renewed war on youth gangs, the ... to the record high crime rates in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Nonetheless, violence in Guatemala today has its roots in the period of ... the 36-year internal armed conflict that included genocide: 200,000 ...
Father Jean-Marie Boxus, a Belgian missionary in Guatemala. ... and at various stages during the country's civil war he was threatened and ...
Being an indigenous woman in Guatemala is even harder. ... accounted for more than 80 percent of the 200,000 people killed during the Guatemalan Civil War.
I thought of this as I listened to Jewish-Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon speak at ... After the war, Halfon's grandfather moved to Guatemala.
Federal agents told Miriam Martinez-Lemus to board a plane for Guatemala Monday at 3:00 pm. She didn't hide from ICE agents, but she did ...
It's vintage W. -- that is, vintage W. as a war criminal. ... of Guatemala (an early instance of Washington's post-World War II “encouragement” of ...
Consider the facts: outside active war zones, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have emerged as some of the most dangerous ...
... and a nun – had made overtures to join the guerrillas in the armed conflict. ... Most Belizeans who grew up in the post-World War II era, similarly to the vast ... The Guatemalan claim to British Honduras had no pressing ...
The violent image of unrestrained power in Guatemala in the 1980s was ... the 36-year internal armed conflict that included genocide: 200,000 ...
Guatemalan Feminist Hip Hop Artist Raises Voice Against State Femicide ... drawing a connection to the country's 36-year internal armed conflict. ... But it's weird, because living there, you feel the war never ended,” she says.
More than 20 years have passed since the civil war ended in Guatemala and Chile returned to democracy, but the impact of extreme state ...
Highlights in Belize include Man-O-War Caye, a bird sanctuary, and Lime Caye, part of a marine reserve. In Guatemala, a tour of Castillo de ...
Sandra Moran, the first openly LGBTQ member of Guatemala's ... middle of a brutal civil war where leftist activists systematically disappeared at ...
Tomas was one of the first to share his story of living through Guatemala's brutal, 36-year civil war. More than 200-thousand were killed, and ...


 

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