Regions / Guatemala
Amid rising violence against human rights defenders, Guatemalan activists are counting on an emboldened civil society to take on their next president.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence.
A broad-based movement against official corruption is rocking Guatemala to its core.
The "Biden Plan" for Central America treats refugee children as a national security threat.
Congressional hawks are putting on a show in Washington, and they've invited the Israeli prime minister to guest star. Who else might fit the bill?
Guatemala's Constitutional Court undid its historic genocide ruling in 2013. The trial is set to resume on January 5, but faces last-ditch efforts to derail it.
Latin America's transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the U.S. would be wise to heed: "Never again."
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.