Efraín Ríos Montt
In 1992 Aura Elena Farfán founded Famdegua, a Guatemalan organization that supports families in their search for loved ones who were killed or disappeared during the country's brutal civil war. She's still active.
Constitutional Court Secretary Martín Guzmán announced in a press conference that justices of the country's highest court had agreed with a constitutional appeal filed by the Prosecutor's Office against a previous ruling by a lower court judge. A new trial could begin on Jan. 5.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Guatemala’s Eduardo Stein Barillas vowed to “clean up the mess” at the Organization of American States if he’s elected secretary-general of the politically divided, cash-strapped regional body.
Guatemalan ex-police officers accused of assassinating Myrna Mack investigator to finally stand trial
Ex-officers Julio David López, José Miguel González Grijalva and Alberto Barrios Rabanales will face charges that include conspiracy to commit murder for the assassination of criminal investigator Miguel Mérida in 1991.
Former police official Pedro García Arredondo will stand trial for allegedly ordering one of the biggest atrocities committed during Guatemala's 36-year civil war.
NEBAJ, Guatemala – Weeping and singing Christian hymns, Guatemala's indigenous Ixil Mayans buried Wednesday the remains of 31 civilians killed by the army during the country's bloody civil war three decades ago.
In Guatemala, the rule of law hangs in the balance following the ouster of human rights champion Claudia Paz y Paz from the post of attorney general. A right-leaning former Supreme Court justice, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández, was named as Paz y Paz’s replacement, and may be about to roll back recent gains against corruption and human rights violations, analysts say.
GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has been praised internationally as an advocate for human rights and the rule of law. At home, though, she’s facing stiff opposition from conservative elements of Guatemalan society who are uncomfortable with her campaign for human rights.
The conviction on genocide charges of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt may have been overturned, but now the world knows the brutality committed by his military regime in the 1980s.
Nebaj mayor: The annulment "mocks the Ixil people."