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Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Death Toll Rises After Fire | Guatemala City

Sara White BBC  3/13/2017| http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39252990 This article describes the devastating developing story of the mysterious mass fire that engulfed a children’s home, San Jose Pinula, in flames. Ironically enough, a Guatemalan human rights prosecutor, Hilda Morales, recommended that the center should be shut down earlier in the year. About forty girls, …

Controversy with the Abortion Boat | Guatemala

Sara White February 25, 2017 BBC | http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39084503               This article describes the recent confiscation and questioning of a non-profit, mobile abortion clinic in Guatemala. Women of Waves is an activist group comprised of Dutch women who travel to countries that have made abortion illegal …

In Testimony, Guatemalans Give Account of Suffering

  My article for this week is about the legal situation of the former Guatemalan president, Efrain Rios Montt.  Prosecutors made history by bringing the case against Ríos Montt last year for the genocide crimes that occurred from 1962 to 1996.   The trial has been moving rapidly with the testimony …

Mayan Ixil Testifying Against Efraín Ríos Montt

The New York Times reports that the trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt has recently commenced hearing the testimony of the Mayan Ixil affected by his military campaign in.   The commission that is moving against Montt claims that his 17 month rule was possibly the bloodiest in the …

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina Accused War Crimes.

Along with ex-Dictator Montt and his officers, President Molina is also now being accused of involvement in the genocide in Guatemala. The genocide killed a total of 200,000 mostly indigenous Maya. The President has called these allegations against him lies, because no formal proof or charges have been brought against …

Guatemala war trial puts past closer to president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s struggle to deal with the war crimes of the past, including bringing an aging former dictator and his officers to justice, is hitting the country’s current leader. A former soldier testifying at the genocide trial of ex-strongmanEfrain Rios Montt, now 86, directly accused President Otto Perez Molina of …

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