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A Landmark Trial Seeks Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence From Guatemala's Civil War
The trial of two former soldiers is based on the testimony of indigenous women who say they were forced to visit a military base in “shifts” where they cooked, cleaned, and were regularly gang raped.
Guatemalans Celebrate as President Faces Possible Corruption and War Crimes Charges
After a unanimous vote to strip President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity from prosecution, Guatemalans are celebrating but wary of the country’s history of impunity.
Protests, Scandals, and Drug Money Tarnish Guatemala’s Presidential Election
Among the most prominent candidates in the September 6 election is a nationalist actor who invokes God and the daughter of a former military dictator accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. Protesters want to postpone the vote.