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Q&A: Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú hails Guatemala’s ‘great awakening’

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Pérez Molina as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence, poverty and inequality.

Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú on Friday lamented the impunity that surrounds the massacre of indigenous people by the military in the north of the country 37 years ago during the civil war.

Guatemalan police ordered to remove Spanish Embassy protesters ‘dead or alive,’ witness testifies

GUATEMALA CITY – In a second day of trial on Thursday, witnesses told the harrowing details of a Jan. 31, 1980 massacre by Guatemalan police that killed 37 people in a fire at the Spanish Embassy in the capital. The attack was in retaliation of a group of indigenous protesters, farmers and students who had taken over the embassy to demand an end to wartime atrocities committed in their communities.

Former Guatemalan police chief to stand trial for 1980 Spanish Embassy fire that killed 37

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.

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