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Guatemala: Former head of state's trial for genocide one more ...
27 January 2012

A former Guatemalan head of state will face trial on genocide charges over massacres of thousands of mostly Mayan villagers in 1982 and 1983.

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Amnesty International | Guatemala: Former head of state's trial ...
27 January 2012

A landmark ruling that Guatemala's former head of state will join other former high ranking officers in facing trial for genocide is another step towards ...

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Guatemala: General's court appearance over genocide raises ...
25 January 2012

Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.

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Mexico: Families divided after raid on community
11 January 2012

Seventy-one members of a Guatemalan community who had sought refuge in Tabasco state, Mexico, have been detained by Mexican authorities and ...

Urgent Action       AMR 41/002/2012

Guatemalan communities threatened by mining
12 December 2011

Before 11 January 2012, Guatemala's minister responsible for mining must decide whether to allow a mine in Santa Rosa department, southeastern ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/016/2011

Fax-jam for Norma Cruz [fax flyer]
1 December 2011

Dear Attorney General, I am writing to express my concern about the threats received by Norma Cruz in 2010 as a result of her work defending the ...

Document       ACT 30/148/2011

Fax-jam for Norma Cruz [poster]
1 December 2011

fax-Jam Norma Cruz Human rights defender – Gu atemala Norma Cruz ha s received rep eated death th reats for supporting victims of vio lence ...

Poster       ACT 30/147/2011

Mexico: Evicted community at risk
22 November 2011

Guatemalan authorities have forcibly evicted a community that was living in northern Guatemala. The 300 inhabitants have fled over the border to Tabasco ...

Urgent Action       AMR 41/074/2011

Guatemala: Two journalists threatened and in danger
4 November 2011

At the end of October, two journalists were threatened for reporting on the activities and arrests of members of a local citizen security group in Panajachel ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/015/2011

Guatemala: Further information: Government refuses to protect ...
18 October 2011

Fourteen Q'echi indigenous communities in Guatemala, who were forcibly evicted in March 2011, have been told that the Guatemalan government won ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/014/2011