Ríos Montt Linked to Genocide Process

Statement from CALDH and AJRThe Court has restored hope to Guatemalan society, which has waited nearly 30 years for the atrocities committed against the Mayan people to be recognized. In an historic and momentous act for  thousands of victims, Judge Carol Patricia Flores linked General José Efraín Ríos Montt, who [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Ríos Montt ligado a proceso por genocidio

Comunicado de CALDH y la AJRLa Justicia le devuelve la esperanza a la sociedad guatemalteca que tuvo que esperar casi 30 años para que se conocieran las atrocidades cometidas en contra del pueblo maya. En un hecho histórico y trascendental para las miles de víctimas, la Jueza Carol Patricia Flores [...]

2012-01-30T17:54:00+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Former General Otto Pérez Molina’s First Days in Office

On January 14, former General Otto Pérez Molina assumed office as the next president of Guatemala, promising change.  Pérez Molina has sworn that his administration will produce results within 6 months by implementing new iron-fist measures to curb soaring violence and organized crime. Pérez Molina's administration's first acts include removing [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

2011: El año más violento contra defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos

2011: EL AÑO MÁS VIOLENTO CONTRA DEFENSORES Y DEFESORAS DE DERECHOS HUMANOSLa Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos – Guatemala (UDEFEGUA), informa, que según nuestros registros, el año 2011, fue el año más violento en contra de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos. Contabilizamos un total [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 January 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

2011: The Most Violent Year for Human Rights Defenders

2011: The Most Violent Year for Human Rights DefendersThe Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit – Guatemala (Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos – Guatemala; UDEFEGUA) reports that, according to our records, 2011 was the most violent year so far for human rights defenders. We counted a [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 January 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Take Action: Justice for Emilia Quan

Emilia - we still remember you. The search for justice continues.On the 8th of December 2011, the first anniversary of the tragic death of Emilia Quan Staackmann takes place. Emilia was a Guatemalan woman, 33 years old, that always will be remembered as a sociologist committed to her work and [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 November 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Firmas – Justicia por Emilia Quan

Emilia - no te hemos olvidado. Seguimos buscando justiciaEl 8 de Diciembre de 2011 se cumple el primer aniversario de la trágica muerte de Emilia Quan Staackmann. Emilia era una mujer guatemalteca de 33 años de edad, que siempre será recordada como una socióloga comprometida con su trabajo, alegre, humana [...]

2017-11-25T19:36:59+00:00 November 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Nuestra Voz Nuestra Memoria: El genocidio en Guatemala

The Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) and the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH) have released a 30 minute documentary, "Our Voice, Our Memory: The genocide in Guatemala".  The documentary, available in full online, uses survivor and expert testimony to explain the concept of genocide, demonstrating how the [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Military high command and former president arrested for Guatemalan genocide: Trials expected to open in 2012

Ten years have passed since genocide survivors filed cases against General Efraín Ríos Montt and members of his military high command. As a result of this investigation, in 2011, three former military officials—including a former president—have been arrested, andanother has been declared fugitive from justice. On October 12, 2011, arrest [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Former General Wins Presidential Election in Guatemala

On November 6, Guatemala's presidential elections ended in a close victory for retired General Otto Pérez Molina. Pérez Molina's Patriot Party has promised an iron fist approach to security in the face of rising crime and international drug trafficking. Carrying a majority in urban and Eastern departments, Pérez Molina won [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Desparcimiento del agua residual contenida en la represa de cola de la mina Marlin

FRENTE DE DEFENSA MIGUELENSE (ADISMI, ADIM, FEBIMI, COMUNIDADES EN RESISTENCIA) “DENUNCIA” DESAPARECIMIENTO DEL AGUA RESIDUAL CONTENIDA EN LA REPRESA DE COLA DE LA MINA MARLINUNA AMENAZA GRAVÍSIMA  SOBRE LA SALUD DE LAS COMUNIDADES  SITUADAS EN LA PARTE BAJA Desde el comienzo de  las operaciones mineras, en San Miguel Ixtahuacán, San [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

TWO MEMBERS OF MILITARY ACCUSED OF GENOCIDEFUGITIVES FROM JUSTICEOn October 12, First Tribunal Judge Carol Patricia Flores gave the arrest orders for three members of the military responsible for the genocide in Guatemala.  One was captured, while the other two – Generals Oscar Humberto Mejía Víctores and Luis Enrique Mendoza [...]

2011-10-19T16:14:00+00:00 October 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

PRÓFUGOS DE LA JUSTICIADOS MILITARES ACUSADOS DE GENOCIDIOEl 12 de octubre, la Jueza Carol Patricia Flores del Juzgado Primero de Primera Instancia Penal, Narcoactividad y Delitos contra el Ambiente de Mayor Riesgo, giró las órdenes de captura contra tres militares responsables del genocidio en Guatemala, dando como resultado la captura [...]

2011-10-19T16:12:00+00:00 October 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

LA JUSTICIA CAMINA,LA IMPUNIDAD LE PONE OBSTÁCULOSDespués de 29 años de impunidad en los delitos de lesa humanidad y genocidio cometidos durante el conflicto armado interno en contra del pueblo maya, el jueves 13, la Jueza Carol Patricia Flores deja ligado a proceso a uno de los autores intelectuales del genocidio, el general [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 October 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

JUSTICE MOVES FORWARD,IMPUNITY PRESENTS OBSTACLESAfter 29 years of impunity for crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the internal armed conflict against the Maya People, on Thursday October 13 Judge Carol Patricia Flores indicted one of the intellectual authors of the genocide - José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez - who was [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 October 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

New genocide charges brought against military high command

José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, former Director of Military Intelligence under the de facto government of Efraín Rios Montt, has become the second person to be formally charged with genocide after he was arrested on October 12, 2011.Rodríguez Sánchez is accused as an intellectual author of military counter-insurgency campaigns between 1982 [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 October 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Hearing suspended pending verification of health of Héctor Mario López Fuentes

Julia Cortéz, legal representative of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR).  The AJR and the Center for Legal Human Rights Action (CALDH) are the plaintiffs in the legal case against the retired general Héctor Mario López Fuentes, accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and forced disappearance.Graham HuntFirst suspended on [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Se suspende juicio pendiente verificación del estado de salud de Héctor Mario López Fuentes

Julia Cortéz, representante legal de la Asociación para la Justicia y Reconciliación -AJR-.  La AJR y el Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos -CALDH- son los querellantes adhesivos en el caso legal contra el general retirado Héctor Mario López Fuentes, acusado de genocidio, crímenes de lesa humanidad y [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:00+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Pedro Pimentel Rios To Be Tried for Murder and Crimes Against Humanity

(Photo credit: Kevin Hayes)   Guatemala – First Tribunal Judge Carol Patricia Flores found Guatemalan ex-military Pedro Pimentel Rios' defense to be without merit yesterday, ruling that the accused can be tried for mass murder and crimes against humanity in the case of Las Dos Erres.   Pimentel Rios' [...]

2017-12-13T19:22:15+00:00 September 30th, 2011|Dos Erres, Justice and accountability, Uncategorized|

Juicio por genocidio suspendido

Francisco Soto del Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos (CALDH) y representantes de la Asociación para la Justicia y Reconciliación (AJR) informan de la suspensión en una conferencia de prensa.Graham HuntEl muy anticipado juicio por genocidio contra el General López Fuentes, plasmado para apertura hoy, ha sido suspendido.Por [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:01+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Genocide trial suspended

Francisco Soto of the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH) and representatives of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) inform of the suspension in a press conference.Graham HuntThe highly anticipated genocide trial for General López Fuentes, scheduled to open today, has been suspended.Please sign our online petition and [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:01+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Acusación por genocidio: Comunicado de AJR y CALDH | Accusation for genocide: statement by AJR and CALDH

[English below]Caminando hacia la justiciaLa sociedad guatemalteca hoy es testiga de un hecho histórico, por primera vez en nuestro país, el Ministerio Público presenta una acusación por el delito de genocidio contra un general retirado del ejército.  Este paso hacia la justicia es de suma importancia para las miles de [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:01+00:00 September 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Vecinos de Santa Cruz Chinautla denuncian eco-etnocidio

Graham HuntEn una conferencia de prensa el 1 de septiembre, 2011, miembros del Comité Comunitario de Desarrollo -COCODE- del  municipio de Santa Cruz Chinautla, acompañados de vecinos y vecinas mujeres, hombres, jóvenes y de tercera edad, denunciaron ante la comunidad nacional e internacional la situación de degradación ambiental en la [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:01+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Residents of Santa Cruz Chinautla denounce eco-ethnocide

Graham HuntIn a press conference on September 1, 2011, members of the Community Development Committee--COCODE--of the municipality of Santa Cruz Chinautla, accompanied by women, men, youth and elders, denounced before the national and international community the degradation of the Chinautla river basin, a situation which they characterize as an eco-ethnocide [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:01+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Historica condena por masacre de Las Dos Erres

HISTORICA CONDENAPOR MASACRE DE LAS DOS ERRESEl Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos, CALDH, manifiesta su complacencia ante la reciente condena de cuatro militares responsables de la masacre del Parcelamiento Las Dos Erres, Petén, en diciembre de 1982 en donde fueron asesinadas más de doscientas personas.La sentencia condenatoria [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:02+00:00 August 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Justice for Victor Leiva

Dear friends, On February 20, 2011, our friend Victor Leiva, artist and founding member of the collective Caja Ludica, was taken from us. Victor was shot to death while leaving his work in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, in circumstances which have not been clarified. We are requesting signatures [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:02+00:00 July 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Justicia para Victor Leiva

Estimados compañeros y compañeras: El 2 de febrero del 2011 quitaron la vida de nuestro amigo Víctor Leiva, artista, promotor cultural y miembro fundador del colectivo Caja Lúdica. Víctor fue asesinado por arma de fuego cuando salía de su trabajo en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad Capital, por circunstancias [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:02+00:00 July 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Pronunciamiento Público de los Pueblos Mam y Kiche’ del Departamento de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

 Graham HuntEn una conferencia de prensa llevada a cabo en la Ciudad de Guatemala el 12 de julio del 2011, líderes comunitarios dieron lectura al siguiente:PRONUNCIAMIENTO PÚBLICO DE LOS PUEBLOS MAM Y KICHE' DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE QUETZALTENANGO, GUATEMALALos municipios del área Mam del departamento de Quetzaltenango: Huitán, Cajolá, San Miguel [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:03+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Public Declaration of the Mam and Kiche’ Peoples of the Department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

 Graham HuntIn a press conference carried out in Guatemala City on July 12, 2011, community leaders presented the following:PUBLIC DECLARATION OF THE MAM AND KICHE' PEOPLES OFTHE DEPARTMENT OF QUETZALTENANGO, GUATEMALAThe municipalities of the Mam territory of Quetzaltenango: Huitán, Cajolá, San Miguel Siguilá San Juan Ostuncalco, San Martín Sacatepéquez and [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:03+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Una oportunidad histórica para la justicia guatemalteca

 Graham Hunt Después de la captura del militar retirado General Héctor López Fuentes el viernes pasado, ayer una audiencia ligó formalmente el ex-Jefe Mayor del Ejército al proceso judicial para los crímenes de genocidio, deberes contra la humanidad y desaparición forzada.  Hoy representantes de la Asociación para la Justicia y [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

An historic opportunity for justice in Guatemala

After the arrest and capture of retired general Héctor López Fuentes on Friday, proceedings yesterday officially indicted former Army Chief of Staff for the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and forced disappearance.  Representatives of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR), an organization of survivors of genocide, joined their [...]

2017-11-25T19:37:03+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|