Category Archives: News from Guatemala

Rolanda Garcia, Guatemalan Journalist

GUATEMALAN JOURNALIST PRAISES E.I.

Rolanda Garcia, a Guatemalan journalist and social communicator living in Ixcán, recently wrote an article giving thanks to the work of Enfoque Ixcán. Rolanda grew up in Ixcán and now…

Sunrise in Ixcan, Quiche, Guatemala, where many massacres occurred.

RIOS MONTT VERDICT OVERTURNED

Former Guatemalan president Rios Montt was convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison for crimes of genocide against Mayan Guatemalans in the early 1980’s on May 10, 2013. Just 10 days…

RIOS MONTT — THE VERDICT!

 Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity  On Friday May 10, at approximately 6:30PM, Judge Yassmin Barrios declared General Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes…

Entire villages were burned to the ground on the orders of Rios Montt and the people, who lived in thousands homes like the one pictured here, fled into the jungle for safety. Most were unable to safely return to their homes for 10-12 years.

RIOS MONTT: TRIAL OF THE CENTURY!

“Trial of the century!” That’s what many Guatemalans are calling the genocide trial of former president Efrain Rios Montt, which started March 19th. After over 10 years of pre-trial work,…