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Rios Mont will be tried for genocide

Doña Teresa I met her in 2003 when she was giving her testimony to a social anthropologist, a psychologist and an Ixil-Spanish translator. Well under five – feet tall, she told the story of how she was gang-raped by soldiers of the Guatemalan army in her village just outside of the town of the Nebaj, […]

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Guatemala: Reconciliation or retrenchment?

Springfield, Massachusetts – Fifteen years after ending its brutal internal conflict, Guatemala is beset by gang violence, drug trafficking, an intolerable crime rate and near complete impunity for the atrocities committed during the war. Retired army general Otto Perez Molina, elected on an “iron fist” platform by Guatemalans weary of unrelenting violence, will take office on […]

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Justice for the Murder of Adolfo Ich Chaman

International Civil Society Organizations Call for Justice for the Murder of Adolfo Ich Chaman Guatemala City, Guatemala – Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 27 organizations and networks from Europe and North America have signed on to a letter calling on the Guatemalan government to fully investigate the murder of Adolfo Ich Chaman in El Estor, Guatemala. He was […]

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International Civil Society Organizations Call for Justice for the Murder of Adolfo Ich Chaman

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 27 organizations and networks from Europe and North America have signed on to a letter calling on the Guatemalan government to fully investigate the murder of Adolfo Ich Chaman in El Estor, Guatemala. He was reportedly killed on September 27, 2009 by private security employed by Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel […]

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Fundraising Request

Dear Breaking the Silence Friends, We thank you for your support and once again seek your aid in order to nurture and deepen Breaking the Silence’s solidarity work with Guatemala. As you know, BTS has been working with Guatemalan partners and friends for 20 years. In this time of economic imbalance and poverty, more than […]

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