Information about the use of rape of women in the context of the U.S.-backed genocide in Guatemala against Mayan peoples. More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36 years of the Guatemalan genocide in which at least 200,000 people were killed and 45,000 disappeared.
Alberto Rotondo, executive of Tahoe Mine, San Rafael in Guatemala , gave direct orders to assassinate members of the community San Rafael Las Flores. The investigation of the mining conflicts in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa , took a 180 degrees turn, after the Public Ministry submitted audio from wiretapping as evidence. In the audio it can be clearly heard how Alberto Rotondo, head of the San Rafael Mining Security outfit, ordered to assassinate opponents of the mine.
Closing arguments were made today (May 9, 2013) in the genocide trial against retired Generals Rios Montt and Rodriguez Sanchez in Guatemala City. The prosecution has asked for a 75 year prison sentence for the two generals. A decision is pending.
A comprehensive article, by Annie Bird, about the intersection between “development” projects funded by the World Bank, and repression carried out by U.S.-supported regimes - and directly by U.S. military involvement - in Guatemala and Honduras.
A summary of many of the organizations and individuals, projects and struggles Rights Action has supported this year with your funds. Please read this in conjunction with Spring 2013 Fund-raising Newsletter “Hard Times in Guatemala & Honduras ”.