Jan 21, 2011
Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes was arrested in Alberta, Canada on January 18, 2011 on charges of naturalization fraud in the United States. Sosa Orantes, 52, is a former commanding officer of the Guatemalan Special Forces, or Kaibil unit, which brutally murdered more than 250 men, women and children during the 1982 massacre in Dos Erres, Guatemala.
Mar 30, 2011
On March 18, 2011, representatives of the community and cooperative of
Santa Maria Tzejá filed a complaint with the Public Ministry in Playa
Grande, Ixcán, regarding the unlawful search of cooperative property by
a Guatemalan military unit on March 5. Military presence in the
community has been noted during at least two occasions during recent
weeks, coinciding with the season of commemorations for the massacres
committed by the Guatemalan military in the Ixcán in 1982.
May 10, 2011
General Otto Perez Molina is arriving soon in Washington D.C to seek support for his bid to the Presidency in the September elections in Guatemala. To our outrage, he has been granted a visa and will be welcomed in a number of government offices.