Tuesday May 14
Photos: With Help from SP Community, Guatemala Clinic Gets Roof
In April, the Good Neighbors Group hosted a quarter auction to raise funds for a medical clinic in Nueva San Jose, Guatemala.
Mon May 13, 2013
Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala A Guatemalan court...
A Guatemalan court convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity on Friday, sentencing him to 80 years in prison, the first such sentence ever handed down against a former Latin American leader.
Environmental News Network
Awash in Waste in the Gulf of Honduras Version en espanol abajo
Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
Sun May 12, 2013
Guatemala's Maya finally find justice over civil war crimes
Ana Caba fled her home to live in remote mountains for nearly a decade after Guatemalan troops razed her indigenous Maya village and dozens like it in a brutal counter-insurgency campaign in the early 1980s.
Sat May 11, 2013
A Formal Legal Mandate for a Criminal Investigation of Guatemala's Current President, Perez Molina
In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Guatemala's President-elect Otto Perez Molina, center right, greets new members of Guatemala's Army elite special forces, "Kaibiles," at a graduation ceremony in Poptun, Guatemala.
Fri May 10, 2013
For First Time, a Nation Convicts a Former Leader of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
CNN reports, " The trial marked the first time that a head of state was tried for genocide by his country's own judicial system." The guilty verdict, which was reached today, May 10, ended a process that began in 1999, when the Guatemalan non-governmental organization Association for Justice and Reconciliation filed complaints against several ... (more)
Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala
Guatemala's former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt speaks during his genocide trial in Guatemala City, Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Guatemala's Efra n R os Montt found guilty of genocide. Sentenced to 80 years in prison
General EfraA n RA os Montt in happier times-for him-announcing his military coup, in Guatemala City, March 23, 1982.
Guatemalans share their civil war stories as Rios Montt's verdict is about to be announced
In an ongoing trial, former Guatemalan dictator Efrain RA os Montt is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity.
Guatemala: Waiting. Snapshots from Rios Montt genocide trial courtroom, verdict imminent
The judges are expected to announce their decision at 4pm local time, despite new calls for annulment from a lower court .
Profile: Efrain Rios Montt
Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt is one of the central American nation's most controversial figures, who briefly seized power during one of the bloodiest periods of the country's brutal 36-year civil war.
'Gracias Newtown': Sandy Hook Fire Truck Finds New Life in Guatemala
Amid smiling children and passing motorbikes, a fire truck from Newtown rolls down the streets of a small Guatemalan town.
Thu May 09, 2013
Top 5 Countries With Highest First-Day Infant Deaths in LatAm
A recent study shed light on the number of infants who die on their first day. Save the Children ranked nearly all countries on the number of deaths per 1,000 births.
The Miami Herald
Rios Montt denies he ordered genocide
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is denying he ordered the extermination of Ixil Mayas as he testifies for the first time at his genocide trial.
Wed May 08, 2013
Catholic World News
Guatemalan bishop criticizes government following suspension of constitutional rights
A Guatemalan bishop criticized the nation's government after it suspended constitutional rights in four towns following violent protests against a Canadian-owned silver mine.
Tue May 07, 2013
Caribbean News Now!
OAS assistant secretary general visits venue of general assembly in Guatemala
Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .
Guatemala: Genocide trial starts then stops; State of Siege near US/Canadian mine continues
Photo: James Rodriguez, a US-Mexican documentary photographer based in Guatemala since 2006, traveled to the State of Siege zone to document the conditions last week in Jalapa and Santa Rosa Guatemala.
Mon May 06, 2013
Guatemala's Trial of the Century
Latin Americans are closely watching the trial of former president Rios Montt, the first head of state in the region charged with genocide in his own country.
Fri May 03, 2013
Caribbean News Now!
Commentary: Granting citizenship to some Guatemalans violates the Belize constitution
By Wellington C. Ramos Article-29 of the Belize constitution that deals with dual citizenship reads: No person shall be entitled under the provisions of this Part to be a citizen of Belize or be granted citizen of Belize if such person shows any allegiance to or is a citizen of a country that does not recognize the independence, sovereignty or ... (more)
Thu May 02, 2013
South County Spotlight
Dos escuelas, una celebracion
The second-grader attends school at Rieke Elementary, a popular neighborhood school in Southwest Portland that is 81 percent white.