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Another community leader criminalized in Guatemala: Maria Cuc Choc released on bail

On Friday, January 20, 2018, Maria Cuc Choc made her first appearance in front of a judge in Puerto Barrios for her arraignment hearing. Maria is no stranger to the legal system in her town. For years she has supported communities in the struggle to secure legal certainty for ancestral lands. But this time, she [...]

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There is no justification for violence against women

To date, 690 women have been murder victims this year in Guatemala. This staggering number is a shameful reminder of the state of institutionalized violence against women in Guatemala. Importantly, during the sentencing of Rios Montt for genocide, the judges declared that rape and violence against women were used to break down the social fabirc [...]

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