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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 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is releasing today the report Situation of Human Rights in Guatemala. ... This situation has led the IACHR to request that the Guatemalan State adopt precautionary measures for the benefit of human rights defenders and justice operators, ...

"We need a logistics vessel that can allow us to be more successful operationally," one Guatemalan official told Haley. Over the past six decades, the U.S. government has pumped billions of dollars into Guatemala's military, most notoriously when it aided the Central American government's genocide of ...
In Rwanda and Guatemala, for example, civil wars escalated into genocides. ... dictatorship; arms and training to the militias of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines; arms and training to the Guatemalan regime during the genocide there; and guns and munitions to Rwanda during the genocide in 1994.
Accused Guatemalan war criminal living in R.I. faces deportation .... The federal government is now trying to deport Samayoa back to Guatemala, where he will likely face charges in dozens of murders and atrocities .... This was in the early 1980s, the height of the genocide against the indigenous Mayans.
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 ...
The Guatemalan genocide and growing struggle to fight government corruption will be explored during a Common Experience film screening this ... “The US government has played a really negative role in the history of Guatemala… putting the country on a path for 36 years of civil war,” Devine said. “That's ...


 

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