Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

WNN Breaking (WNN) Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, SOUTH AMERICA: The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”courtroom conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt brings relief and emotional tears to many of Guatemala’s indigenous. As judgement and sentencing was passed in the National […]

UN Human Rights Chief Pillay applauds trial exposing Guatemala atrocities

UN Human Rights Chief Pillay applauds trial exposing Guatemala atrocities

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: The top United Nations human rights official has applauded the beginning of the ‘historic’ trial of Guatemala’s former head of State and former head of intelligence who are both accused of crimes committed in the Central American nation over 30 years ago, and urged local authorities to […]

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Commentary by Guatemalan human rights attorney and Global Voices blogger Renata Avila Access to information plays an important role in societies in transition and in the aftermath of a war. In fact, records and official archives are becoming tools to fight impunity, providing the evidence to prosecute perpetrators. Access to archives and databases helped shed […]