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    “As a lawyer, this is one of the moments we have every 10 years,” Ms. Bernabeu said.
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    The 31st January 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Guatemalan state attack on the Spanish Embassy and the massacre of 37 people.
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    El Movimiento de Radios Comunitarias, Comision de Pueblos Indigenas del Congreso de la Republica de Guatemala, Fundacion Rigoberta Menchu, Cultural Survival, La Coalition de Organizaciones Indigenas y La Relatoria para la Libertad de Expresion de las Naciones Unidas.
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    Frank La Rue ha trabajado en los derechos humanos durante los últimos 25 años, es el fundador del Centro para la Acción Legal para los Derechos Humanos (CALDH), que se convirtió en la primera ONG de Guatemala en tratar los casos de violaciones de derechos humanos en el sistema interamericano.
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    I was asked by a friend recently why I had decided to address the questions surrounding the Menchú book at this time.   There was a note in The Nation explaining the circumstances, but to sum up:   About a year and a half ago, Verso approached me to write a preface for a new edition of I, Rigoberta Menchú, with the idea of making the book "teachable" again.      
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    Aparicio Pérez of the National Coordinating Committee of the Campesino Unity Committee (CUC) from Guatemala. For 40 years, CUC has defended land rights of Mayan and campesino communities; Rigoberta Menchu won the Nobel Peace prize for her work with the CUC. Today, CUC communities face ...
  • Menchu Announces Run for Guatemala Presidency
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu will run again for the presidency of Guatemala this year on the Winaq Party ticket. While the party has been in existence for several years it was just formally recognized by the Guatemalan Supreme Electoral Tribunal on April 14 to present candidates for the upcoming elections in all levels of government. Winaq is one of 27 political parties in Guatemala recognized for this campaign season.
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    This past Wednesday, Goldcorp held its Annual General Meeting in Vancouver.   NISGUA staff and allies from Guatemala, the US and Canada flew in this weekend to kick off a coordinated week of action to protest the company, which owns the Marlin gold mine in the Western Highlands of Guatemala (see media advisory below).
  •  Genocide Trial begins in Guatemala
    Images from the first day on March 19th of the historic trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. Ríos Montt and Rodriguez Sanchez are charged with Genocide and crimes against humanity during the civil war in Guatemala (1960-1996) against the Ixil Mayan people.
  • Guatemalan Genocide Trial drawing to a close
    Over the last month, the historic trial has been moving forward in Guatemala’s High Risk Court charging former Head of State Efraín Ríos Montt and former Head of Military Intelligence José Mauricio Rodríguez Sanchez with Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. The victims have waited for over 30 years for justice to be served for the atrocities committed against Guatemala’s indigenous people, and finally, a verdict is in sight.

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