By Andrea Lobo, 11 March 2017
The death of at least 35 girls was the result of the desperate social conditions facing poor youth in Guatemala and underscores the criminality of US deportation plans.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 29 October 2015
Unexamined in official warnings of impending disaster are the factors that compel impoverished layers of the population to build homes in disaster-prone areas in the first place.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2015
Perez Molina, the ousted president and former commander in the genocidal repression of the 1980s, has been placed in a military prison.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 May 2013
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court Tuesday upheld its decision to throw out the conviction of ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
By Rafael Azul, 21 May 2013
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has overturned former dictator José Efraín Rios Montt’s 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2013
The Guatemalan government has imposed a 30-day state of siege to repress protests against a Canadian-owned mining operation.
By Kevin Kearney, 17 January 2012
Otto Perez Molina, a former army general accused of war crimes in Guatemala’s protracted civil war, assumed office as the country’s president Saturday.
By Kevin Kearney, 23 September 2011
Otto Perez Molina, a former army general during Guatemala’s bloody civil war, won the greatest number of votes in the first round of the country’s presidential election.
By Kevin Kearney, 29 December 2010
Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom unilaterally declared martial law in Alta Verapaz—a state near the country’s northern border with Mexico—eliminating the few political and due process rights of the region’s impoverished indigenous masses.
By Rafael Azul, 5 October 2010
The exposure of a 64-year-old secret study conducted in Guatemala on human subjects by the US Public Health Service has created an international uproar, forcing the US government to issue a belated apology.