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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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February 2, 2004
This petition will be submitted to Congressional representatives to demand they do everything in their power to stop the funding and implementation of these agreements. The agreements give the U.S. power to deport asylum-seekers to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador even if they are not from these countries. By deporting asylum-seekers to countries they are not from and to places where they may face danger, the U.S. denies them protection and violates international refugee law. Please join us to demand that Congress protect people coming to our southern border who are seeking safe haven!
1- THE CONTEXT
in US detention
2- THE PEOPLE
their stories - in country
their stories - in detention
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.