Report: Making strides towards justice, chipping away at Guatemala’s wall of impunity

In 2003, members of the community of Choatalúm dared to do the unthinkable: they publicly denounced then-mayor Felipe Cusanero Coj for his responsibility as military commissioner for the forced disappearances of six family members between 1982 and 1984. Forced disappearance, a kidnapping authorized by a State that refuses to [...]

2019-12-25T01:08:30+00:00December 13th, 2010|Justice and accountability|

Disappeared but Not Forgotten: A Guatemalan Community Achieves a Landmark Verdict

The following was written by Amanda Kistler, an international accompanier from 2008 - 2009 with NISGUA. She was based out of Guatemala City and accompanied the plaintiffs in the Choatalúm trial. This article originally appeared on NACLA. Original article can be found here. On August 31, a tribunal [...]