Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 12, 2013. Roughly around 100 supporters of the armed forces gathered Sunday morning at 10 AM to protest outside Matamoros Barracks where former general and ex de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt is held imprisoned. Rios Montt was recently convicted for genocide and crimes against humanity during Guatemala’s civil [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 10, 2013. For the first time in world history, a former head of state was not only tried for genocide and crimes against humanity in a national court, but found guilty of these charges. Former Guatemalan de facto head of state Jose Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala from March 1982 [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 9, 2013. On the 26th day of the historic Genocide trial against former de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt and his Head of Intelligence Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements and the main accused, Rios Montt, finally declared.
San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, and Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala. May 2, 2013. Images from the first day of the declared State of Siege in the municipalities of Casillas & San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, and Mataquescuintla & Jalapa, Jalapa. A violent mining conflict in the region involving Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources has erupted this [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. April 19, 2013. Despite the trial’s suspension ordered by High Risk Court Judge Carol Flores on the previous day, Judge Jazmin Barrios reconvened the trial on the 21st day to decide on a course of action. Judge Barrios ruled that Judge Flores’ annulment is illegal and will be asking the Constitutional Court, [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. April 18, 2013. Events took a wild turn on the twentieth day of the genocide trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. First, the defense lawyers abruptly walked out in protest to Judge Jazmin Barrios’ denial for a postponement. Afterwards, during a [...]
Zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala. April 3, 2013. While the genocide trial goes on a few blocks from the central park, a battle between street vendors and Mayor Alvaro Arzu’s Metropolitan Police (PMT) took place for most of the afternoon in the capital’s center. Mayor Arzu’s gentrification project has been highly criticized as numerous street [...]
Images from the first day of the historic trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez.
Events in Huehuetenango during the much-awaited end of the Mayan Oxlajuj Baktun provide a clear reflection of the divisions and challenges faced by Mayan communities today.
2012-07. Accumulation by Dispossession: Barrick & Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic
MiMundo.org spent the month of April 2012 documenting the impact of the Pueblo Viejo project on both local and national scales.
Hundreds gather in the main square of San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, to demand that a community plebiscite on industrial mining be carried out in the municipality.
The health tribunal will use community testimony, scientific research and human rights organization’s knowledge to examine how the presence of Goldcorp’s mining operations have affected community residents in Mesoamerica.
Images form the XII LGBT Pride Parade in Guatemala City.
Thousands march in San Juan Sacatepéquez in rejection to the newly assigned military brigade.
On February 27th, 2012, The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) began an exhumation process inside the former Military Garrison of Coban.
Mining resistance in San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala.
Tahoe Resources, a Goldcorp offspring, creates conflictivity in eastern Guatemala.
After 9 days and 212 kilometers, the Indigenous, Peasant and Popular March arrives to the Capital City.
Guatemalan faithful flock to Guatemala City’s Guadalupe Sanctuary every year on December 12th to venerate the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Every Sunday since Veterans Day 2003, VFP members erect a temporary cemetery in Santa Monica Beach.
One year after Diodora Hernandez, a staunch anti-mining activist opposing Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine, was shot in the face. San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala.
Legendary Guatemalan lawyer and political activist, Alfonso Bauer Paiz, passes away at 93.
Civil society reacts as Argentinean protest singer is murdered in Guatemala City.
Fourth year without a military parade in Guatemala City’s zone 1.