Otto Perez Molina, a former general who was in charge of the Nebaj, Quiche military base during Guatemala's genocide from mid-1982 to mid-1983, has won the presidency.
The president of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, Julieta Castellanos, spoke out Wednesday against what she says is police sabotage of the investigation into the murder of her son and another student.
Here you will find an update from NISGUA: Arrest Warrants Issued for Military High Command and an article by Grahame Russell: "Today the cup of justice in Guatemala is 1% full: Retired general arrested on charges of genocide & forced disappearances"
The Supreme Court has cleared six army generals accused of toppling President Manuel Zelaya and flying him to Costa Rica in 2009.
Lawsuits filed in Ontario on behalf of 11 Mayan Qeqchi women, who were raped, and on behalf of Angelica Choc, for the killing of her husband, are moving forward. An Ontario court is to determine which of two specific and important legal arguments should be heard first.
The March 28, 2011, filing of this lawsuit against HudBay Minerals, by 11 Mayan Q'eqchi' women from the remote village of Lote 8, follows upon the December 1, 2010 lawsuit filed against HudBay for the killing (wrongful death) of Adolfo Ich.
A group of Guatemalan women is seeking millions from a Canadian mining company after claiming they were assaulted and gang-raped by security and police forces near the company's operations in the Central American country.
Almost 30 years after the massacres and genocide carried out by the U.S.-backed military regime of Guatemala against its own majority indigenous population (part of the "war on communism"), 11 years after the genocide cases were first filed in Guatemala courts, a former army general has been arrested for his role in genocide, forced disappearances and other crimes against humanity.