Few happy endings, but in some cases justice is being seen to be done. Continue reading The disappeared
Guatemala is a beautiful country with a tragic history. Ransacked by its ruling class and devastated by its military, there is still a chance of rebirth. Continue reading Guatemala – a time for renewal
In a decision with bitter repercussions, on 10 May 2013 Guatemalan ex-dictator Jose Efraín Rios Montt was sentenced to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. This victory happened after an unwarranted suspension of the trial and delaying tactics on the part of Montt’s legal team. Continue reading Do Cry for Me, Guatemala
“An injustice committed against one person is a threat to all,” wrote Montesquieu more than 250 years ago. It has taken too long for this axiom to be given the credence it deserves. Continue reading The times they are a changin’
A Mexican woman who was campaigning for justice for her murdered teenage daughter has herself been killed. Marisela Escobedo was shot dead by masked gunmen outside the state governor’s office in Chihuahua in northern Mexico. Feminicide is alive and well.