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Guatemala: News & Updates
Guatemala had the longest and bloodiest civil war in Central American history: 36 years (1960-96). The US-backed military was responsible for a genocide (“scorched earth policy”) that wiped out 200,000 mostly Maya indigenous civilians. War criminals are still being tried in the courts.
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The InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Contacts and Information:
InterReligious Task Force on Central America
3606 Bridge Ave., Cleveland OH 44113 • 216.961.0003 • www.IRTFcleveland.org
Co-Coordinators: Chrissy Stonebraker-Martínez & Brian Stefan-Szittai
Volunteer Associates: Marc Alvarado, Line-Marie Eichhorst
We ask the Guatemalan government to put a stop to the oppression of Indigenous people’s voices and human rights.
Bernardo Caal Xol, Q’eqchi’ leader and human rights advocate, was wrongfully arrested on January 30th of 2018.