Guatemala

August 12, 2019
Vaclav Masek

The incoming administration of former prison director Alejandro Giammattei threatens further destabilizing a region already in disarray.

July 11, 2019
Jared Olson

Despite government opposition, community radio stations help Indigenous communities in Guatemala share their stories.

July 3, 2019

In the name of “sparking a reaction” from an indifferent public, images of migrant deaths decontextualize their reasons for fleeing and gloss over the impact of decades of prevention through deterrence policy.

June 21, 2019
Rachel A. Schwartz

The results of the first round of Guatemala’s presidential elections illustrate that four years of political and electoral reforms have yielded only limited, fragile gains. Though both candidates have disavowed the CICIG, they represent different sides of the ideological spectrum.

June 11, 2019
Jeff Abbott

Violence and political maneuvering have marred the lead up to Guatemala’s elections as some candidates attempt to delegitimize the electoral process. Amid the chaos, left-wing parties may have most to lose.

May 22, 2019
Nicholas Copeland

As the Guatemalan state backs out of court-ordered consultations and intensifies repression of territorial defenders, communities turn to independent research and analysis to strengthen the right to consultation on their own terms.

May 16, 2019
Vaclav Masek

La jueza Yassmín Barrios ha presidido sobre algunos de los casos más importantes en Guatemala, incluso el caso histórico del Efraín Ríos Montt. ¿Cuál sería el impacto de una nueva ley de amnistía para el poder judicial del país?

May 16, 2019
Vaclav Masek

Judge Yassmín Barrios has presided over some of the most important cases in Guatemala, including the historic genocide trial against Efraín Ríos Montt. What would be the impact of a new amnesty law for the country's judiciary?

April 15, 2019
Walker Grooms

In the wake of the appointment of war criminal Elliott Abrams as Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, a group of concerned activists is protesting his contradictory affiliation with DC’s Holocaust Museum.

April 1, 2019
Laura Weiss

U.S. security and development assistance has caused great harm in Central America. But Trump’s decision to cut it off is nothing to be celebrated.

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