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Solidarity Sign-On with Angelica Choc and Others

~Please distribute widely. Many of you know Angelica and she and others need your support now! Individual and organizational sign-ons needed! Dear friends, We’re looking for individual and organizational sign-ons to the attached solidarity statement that was put together following multiple attacks this past weekend against Angélica Choc in Guatemala and Máxima Acuña in Peru, [...]

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Press Release by communities in El Estor regarding trial of Mynor Padilla for murder of Adolfo Ich and injury to German Chub

Breaking the Silence has been accompanying both the victims of the attack by Mynor Padilla, including the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman who was murdered in the attack, and German Chub Cub who was injured. For the last year, BTS has also accompanied parts of the trial in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Translated from original by [...]

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Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community: Justice for Genocide in Rabinal

Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community The Inter-American Court of Human Rights once again hears of acts of genocide committeed against the community of chichupac by the Guatemalan State during the Internal Armed Conflict in the municipality of Rabinal, department of Baja Verapaz Who could have imagined that the traumatic events [...]

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Sepur Zarco: Day 6 – Expert witness testimony begins

Read report backs from other days of the trial. Days 6 – Expert witness testimony begins Guatemala City By Fabienne Doiron and Lisa Rankin Monday, February 8 marked the sixth day of the Sepur Zarco trial, and the beginning of expert witness testimony. The first person called to the stand was Juan Carlos Peláez, a [...]

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Sepur Zarco Sexual Slavery Trial Day 2: “What will the law say?”

Read About Day 1 Here. Day 3 here. Guatemala City February 2, 2016 By Lisa Rankin and Fabienne Doiron Today marked the second day of the Sepur Zarco trial, in which lieutenant colonel Esteelmer Francisco Reyes and former military commissioner Heriberto Valdez Asij are charged of crimes against humanity committed at the military base of [...]

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