Guatemala: Suppressing Dissent at Home and Abroad

Davis, Patricia
April 2014
Foreign Policy in Focus;4/24/2014, p1
The article discusses efforts by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to secure military aid from U.S. However, conditions imposed by the 2014 Appropriations Act for lifting the ban include cooperation of the military with human rights cases and compensation for Mayan communities affected by the Chixoy dam. The president then accused a U.S. Senate aide of misleading Congress about the situation in his country. Details on alleged suppression of human rights in Guatemala is presented.


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