Guatemala

February 5, 2019
Jo-Marie Burt and Paulo Estrada

Guatemala is poised to pass a law reversing its National Reconciliation Law, which prohibits amnesty for those who committed international crimes during the country’s civil war. Who benefits from blanket amnesty?

February 1, 2019
Heather Gies

Mexico’s new progressive president says he has a just immigration plan. But critics say it’s flawed.

December 20, 2018
María Inés Taracena

For Central Americans fleeing homophobic and transphobic violence, heading North is an act of resistance—from our winter 2018 issue, Women Rising in the Americas.

November 9, 2018
Pamela Yates

Thirty years after NACLA first reported on Efraín Ríos Montt’s genocide in Guatemala, its revelations stand the test of time. From our 50th anniversary issue, available open access for a limited time.

October 12, 2018
Jo-Marie Burt

A national court has found that the Guatemalan army committed genocide. But it has also found Rodríguez Sánchez, Ríos Montt’s chief of military intelligence, not guilty. Survivors are determined to continue their struggle for justice.

 

September 4, 2018
Kirsten Weld

A note on Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales' dissolution of the country's groundbreaking anti-impunity commission 

August 15, 2018
Jeff Abbott

Rural communities in Guatemala are rising up against unmanageable energy bills, more than two decades after the Central American country privatized its power grid.

July 24, 2018
Miranda Cady Hallett and Lynnette Arnold

Understanding legal violence against Central American families

June 21, 2018
Simon Granovsky-Larsen

In the course of less than a month, seven campesino-Indigenous activists were murdered. What explains the onslaught?

May 17, 2018
Jeff Abbott

The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has revealed $2 million in illegal campaign financing in the 2015 election of President Jimmy Morales. What will it mean for the country’s anti-corruption movement?

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