Interview with CCDA’s Marcelo Sabuc on Ongoing Protests in Guatemala

Julian Marcelo Sabuc Xalcut (CCDA) gives an interview about protests in front of the Public Prosecutor's Office. [Find the original video of the interview below] BTS: Good afternoon, could you tell me your name and the organization you represent? Marcelo (CCDA): Good afternoon, I’m Julian Marcelo Sabuc Xalcut, [...]

Virginia Laparra Faces Continued Detention

photo credit: RudaGT Former anti-corruption prosecutor Virginia Laparra Rivas faced another hearing date today. The court was considering Laparra's release from detention. Laparra, who formerly worked with the Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity (FECI), has been arbitrarily detained since February 2022. For the sixth time, court magistrates dismissed [...]

2023-04-15T20:48:37-04:00April 14th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

March 2022, The Growing Context of Corruption and Impunity

During the first quarter of 2022, several former justice officials have been arrested, including Leyly Santizo, former employee of the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG), and Siomara Sosa, former prosecutor of the  Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity (FECI). According to the Attorney General’s Office (MP), this is part of an [...]

2022-03-30T09:35:37-04:00March 30th, 2022|Human security, Truth, justice & impunity|

Guatemala: A Fragile Rule of Law

(Photo taken during recent manifestations in the capital. Sign reads: No danger, killer state. Gendri Reyes: leave your position now. Alejandro Giammattei: Stop lying. Consuelo Porras: stop surveilling!)  By: María Reyes The independence and impartiality of Guatemala's justice system have been in decline since the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity [...]

2021-10-26T09:58:51-04:00October 26th, 2021|Truth, justice & impunity|

Increasing Threats to Impunity and Criminalization in Guatemala: “Family Protection and Institutionalization” Law & the Destitution of Sandoval

Leocadio Jurcan of the CCDA, the Xinka Parliament, congress representative Aldo Davila of the Semilla bank, and students, before the Presidential Home in Guatemala City at a press conference to call upon Indigenous peoples from across the Guatemalan territory to join the National Strike July 26th and demand the resignation [...]

2021-07-28T14:10:21-04:00July 27th, 2021|Human security, Truth, justice & impunity|

APG – GOPA Guatemala Briefing Note: May 2021

APG Mesoamerica voices concerns over increased violence and repression in Guatemala, as Canada benefits from the country’s rapidly deteriorating rule of law and democracy In late May, BTS and other members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) drafted a briefing note voicing concern over escalating violence and repression in Guatemala [...]

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