Guatemala

Rios Montt  Genocide Trial Resumes, Then Is Suspended Once Again January 6, 2015

RIOS MONTT CHARGED WITH GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY January 26, 2012

GUATEMALA PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS, 2007

Guatemalans participated in general elections yesterday, September 9, 2007. Since no presidential candidate acquired over 50% of the vote, on November 4th there will be a run-off between the two top contenders, Alvaro Colom of the National Unity for Hope (UNE) party and Otto Perez Molina of the Patriot Party (PP).

With close to 95% percent of the vote counted, the standings in the presidential race are as follows:

  • Alvaro Colom, National Unity for Hope (UNE): 28%
  • Otto Perez Molina, Patriot Party (PP): 24%
  • Alejandro Giammattei, Great National Alliance (GANA): 17%
  • Eduardo Suger, Center for Social Action (CASA): 7%
  • Luis Rabbe, Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG): 7%
  • Rigoberta Menchu, Encounter for Guatemala (EG): 3%
  • The rest of the parties received less than 3% of the vote.

We are in the process of working on a NISGUA elections analysis which we will send to you soon.

NISGUA staff in Guatemala

More information: Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala

Anti-CAFTA Groups Targeted as Terrorists by George Friemoth, MITF, May 2005

Upswing in Violence One Year After Election of Neo-Liberal President, by Max Gimbel, Guatemala Human Rights Commission, 2005

Berger Wins Presidency; Rios Montt Loses Immunity, by Dale Sorensen, MITF, February 2004

CHIXOY DAM REPARATIONS CAMPAIGN, by Grahame Russell Director, Rights Action, April 2005

Guatemala Accompaniment:

An Accompanier Update, by Jennifer Friedman, NISGUA, Summer 2004

Accompaniment Report, by Catherine Norris, Network in Solidarity with the people of Guatemala (NISGUA), May 2005

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR APPLICANTS, Application and procedure to become a volunteer accompanier in Guatemala, Guatemala Accompaniment Project. Ongoing
For further reading on Guatemala please refer to: 

Rights Action: www.RightsAction.org
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala: www.NISGUA.org
Guatemala Human Rights Commission: www.ghrc-usa.org