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Strategies of a New Cold War: US Marines and the Drug War in Guatemala

Reposted from Toward Freedom By Dawn Paley GUATEMALA CITY—The news broke in the United States during the lazy summer days of late August: 200 US Marines were stationed in Guatemala as part of the war on drugs.[1] The deployment of US combat troops to Guatemala was part of Operation Martillo, a military plan meant to [...]

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Pérez Molina suspende el acuerdo que limita la competencia de la CorteIDH en Guatemala

Pérez Molina suspende el acuerdo que limita la competencia de la CorteIDH en Guatemala Guatemala, 3 ene (EFE).- El presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, suspendió hoy el decreto por el que el Estado determinó que no reconocerá los fallos emitidos por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CorteIDH) sobre casos ocurridos antes de marzo [...]

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Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence (BTS) Network Stands in Solidarity with Idle No More Movement

Breaking the Silence is a network of people who have been organizing since 1988 to support the efforts of indigenous Maya and other communities in Guatemala struggling for political, social and economic justice. BTS recognizes the structural inequalities that exist in Canada, Guatemala and other places as one of the many effects of colonization, and [...]

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Gobierno de Otto Pérez inicia el 2013 con la intención de garantizar la impunidad.

El Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo expresa públicamente su descontento frente a la actitud del gobierno del Otto Pérez Molina, que el día de hoy ha publicado el acuerdo gubernativo 370-2012, en el cual pretende restarle fuerza a las sentencias de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. En dicho acuerdo establece que el Estado guatemalteco responderá [...]

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Dear Friends of Breaking the Silence, What do court cases addressing charges of rape and murder at the HudBay El Estor mine and sexual slavery during Guatemala’s genocidal conflict, the International People’s Health Tribunal on health impacts of mining held in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, and Maritimes speaking tours addressing fair trade, gender and resistance to [...]

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