• Guatemala: Rios Montt's Lawyer Gunned Down

    In Guatemala City, on Wednesday two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Francisco Palomo, a lawyer on the defense team of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. The gunmen are still at large. Montt has been involved in court battles over the past few years over charges that he was responsible for genocide committed against the Maya Ixil indigenous community between 1982 and 1983. He has yet to be convicted. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/guatemala-rios-montts-lawyer-gunned-down/

    published: 04 Jun 2015
  • BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala

    About an hour ago John McAfee was picked up by the Guatemala special police task force for questioning about his illegal entry into the country. His lawyer, Mr. Guerra, accompanied him to Emigrason Albergue in Guatemala City and he is attempting to get John out before his press conference tomorrow. Updates to come. Updates coming soon. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Producer and host: Rocco Castoro Cameraman and editor: Robert King

    published: 06 Dec 2012
  • Couchsurfing around the World - Bike ride in Guatemala Vlog

    I'm hitchhiking around the world and couchsurfing with locals. June 23-24th 2016 - Guatemala City Couchsurfing around the world vlogs couchsurfed with lawyer and her son - How to travel the world with almost no money

    published: 11 Jul 2016
  • U.S/Israeli Involvement in Guatemala’s Dirty War

    We speak to Guatemalan human rights lawyer Renata Avila about Israeli, British and U.S involvement that led to 200,000 dying in Guatemala's dirty war. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingundergroundrt

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Guatemala's President Accused of Murder

    Thousands of people take to the streets of the Guatemalan capital demanding President Alvaro Colom's resignation. Their protests come after prominent lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg was murdered. He was killed in an upscale suburb of Guatemala City on Sunday. This video footage and a written statement emerged after his death.   In the film, Rosenberg says Colom will order a hit man to kill him. [Rodrigo Rosenberg, Murdered Lawyer]: "If you are seeing this message it means I have been murdered by President Alvaro Colom with the help of Don Gustavo Alejos and Mr. Gregorio Valdez." He also accuses the president and those around him of being involved in a money laundering scheme. [Rodrigo Rosenberg, Murdered Lawyer]: "The reason I am dead and the reason why you are seeing this message is only a...

    published: 16 May 2009
  • The Rosenberg Case Awakens Guatemala

    On Sunday morning, May 10, 2009, Rodrigo Rosensberg, a successful Guatemalan lawyer, was shot three times in the face as he rode his bicycle near his Guatemala City apartment. The murder would have become another statistic in a country plagued by corruption and impunity, and where Mexican drug cartels exert increasing influence, had it not been for a video Rosenberg recorded 3 days prior to being murdered. In the video, distributed after his death, Rosenberg points fingers from the grave and accuses Guatemalas president Alvaro Colom, the First Lady Sandra Torres, the presidents private secretary Gustavo Alejos, and Gregorio Valdes, a top campaign fundraiser for president Colom.

    published: 26 Oct 2009
  • GUATEMALA: NEW PRESIDENT'S INAUGURATION ADDRESS

    Spanish/Nat Guatemala's new president has promised a fresh democratic future for his battered country. Alvaro Arzu is the third popularly elected president to take power since military rule ended in 1986. At his inauguration ceremony the new president vowed to control the military and tackle Guatemala's most severe problems: crime, poverty and a 35-year-old civil war. Guatemala's new president- Alvaro Arzu- was inaugurated Sunday in a ceremony in Guatemala City. Arzu is the third democratically elected president to take power since military rule ended in 1986. The new president will replace Ramiro de Leon Carpio who was appointed by the Congress in 1993 after his predecessor Jorge Serrano tried unsuccessfully to seize absolute power. Wearing the white and sky-blue pres...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Guatemalans take law into own hands

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe With a crime rate that Human Rights Watch identifies as one of the highest in the Americas, Guatemala's citizens are stepping in to fill the gaps that the police cannot. They say they are not vigilantes, but are simply doing what is necessary to keep their neighborhoods safe. Rights groups, however, say that neighbourhood security is the sole responsibility of the police, and that allowing citizens to police their own areas could lead to rights abuses. There have been 15 vigilante-related killings in the first three months of 2011 alone. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light...

    published: 29 Jun 2011
  • +4:3 Costa Rican man will be charged over fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer

    (15 Mar 2012) ++16:9++ Guatemala City, Guatemala - 15 March 2012 1. Mid of police officers outside room where Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez is being held 2. Mid of Jimenez talking to his lawyers seen through a hole in the wall 3. Low angle view of police officer 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Francisco Campos, lawyer for Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez: "Let's remember they (authorities) were offering up to 100-thousand dollars (for Jimenez), in Costa Rica there was a hunt, to win 100-thousand dollars, to find him." 5. Mid of Jimenez talking to his lawyers seen through a hole in the wall 6. Tilt down of Justice Ministry in Guatemala ++16:9++ Bogota, Colombia - 13 March 2012 7. Various of police officers escorting Jimenez on tarmac to be presented to media 8. Various of Jimenez being presented ...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Slain Guatemalan lawyer left video accusing president

    A lawyer who was fatally shot in Guatemala's capital Sunday left behind a videotape in which he accuses the country's president of having arranged his murder. Rodrigo Rosenberg is seen on the tape naming President Alvaro Colom and three others as co-conspirators.

    published: 13 May 2009
  • Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned

    EM4520 HEADLINE: Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned CAPTION: Guatemalan authorities searched an adoption home run by an American man and his Guatemalan wife. A judge has ordered the 46 children there to shelters. Police believe the children have been stolen or coerced from their parents. (Aug 14) 2007 ---------------------------------------- [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] [Notes:NATS baby crying and shots of babies at home] A judge in Guatemala has ordered forty-six orphaned children to shelters. Authorities are investigating whether this adoption agency stole the babies or forced mothers to give them up for foreign adoption. [Notes:Graphic of owners] A lawyer for the agency says the owners -- a Florida man and his Guatemalan wife -- are out of the country ...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • USA: LAWYER ACCUSES GUATEMALAN MILITARY OF FIRE BOMBING HIS CAR

    Eng/Spanish/Nat The lawyer for an American human rights campaigner in Guatemala has accused the Guatemalan military of fire bombing his car at his home in Washington D-C. It is just the latest in a series of attacks against Jennifer Harbury and people around her. Harbury believes her missing husband - a former guerilla leader - was murdered by the Guatemalan army and she is campaigning to have a military base in the Central American country excavated to find his grave, and those of hundreds of other murdered victims. The burnt-out remains of Jose Pertierra's car stand in his Washington driveway. But if Pertierra is right, this was more than just an act of simple vandalism. He believes he has been targeted by the Guatemalan army - trying to cover up its involvement i...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • 8 convicted over killing of lawyer who accused president of his murder

    (16 Jul 2010) SOUND QUALITY AS INCOMING AP TELEVISION Guatemala City - 15 July 1. Various of men accused in the killing of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg entering court escorted by police, shackled 2. Police in court, with assault rifles 3. Man accused of involvement in Rosenberg's killing entering courtroom 4. Police entering courtroom 5. Pan of men accused of involvement in Rosenberg's killing ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Walter Villatoro, judge: "For said crime (referring to homicide of Rodrigo Rosenberg) Lucas Jose Santiago Lopez, Edwin Lopez, William Gilberto Santos Divas, are sentenced to 30 years in prison, incommutable and to be served in a detention centre to be determined by the corresponding judge." 7. Various of defendants 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Je...

    published: 28 Jul 2015
  • BREAKING: John McAfee Picked up for Questioning

    About an hour ago John McAfee was picked up by the Guatemala special police task force for questioning about his illegal entry into the country. His lawyer, Mr. Guerra, accompanied him to Emigrason Albergue in Guatemala City and he is attempting to get John out before his press conference tomorrow. Updates to come. Updates coming soon. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Producer and host: Rocco Castoro Cameraman and editor: Robert King Read more on John McAfee below: John McAfee Is in Guatemala City and He Just Hired the Best Lawyer in the Country: http://bit.ly/McAfee-in-Guatemala

    published: 06 Dec 2012
  • Buying a Car in Guatemala City - Cuatro Quesos Vlog #3

    Four Dutchies on a road trip in Central America chasing their dreams to open a hostel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqeR2LXGJjIHlO0I9nnsnUA In this episode you can see us finding our dream car after a long search. We gotta go by a lawyer, the local authorities and of course pay the seller in order to finally buy the car. You see us celebrate this milestone with beers and some local spirits with our friends. First, we ran in to a lot of crappy cars, which we first thought were suitable for the job. Luckily we brought our mechanician Manuel and he saw right through the crappy ones. After a long day, sitting in the back of a small van, inhaling the exhaust of all the cars around us on the road, when we almost gave up hope, we had one last, long shot. We drove another 30 minutes through...

    published: 24 Jun 2016
  • Guatemalan Ex-dictator's Lawyer Shot Dead

    The lawyer representing Guatemala’s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt against genocide charges has been shot to death in the capital. Authorities said Francisco Palomo was shot at least 12 times in the chest and thorax while driving through a residential neighborhood of Guatemala City around midday on Wednesday. There was no immediate word on any suspects. Palomo was a former judge on the Constitutional Court and a longtime friend of Rios Montt. He defended the former dictator in his legal battle against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Rios Montt was sentenced to 80 years in prison in 2013, but that conviction was quickly overturned and a new trial ordered. A retrial scheduled for this past January was delayed indefinitely after the defense won a motion to have one of the ...

    published: 04 Jun 2015
Guatemala: Rios Montt's Lawyer Gunned Down

Guatemala: Rios Montt's Lawyer Gunned Down

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In Guatemala City, on Wednesday two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Francisco Palomo, a lawyer on the defense team of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. The gunmen are still at large. Montt has been involved in court battles over the past few years over charges that he was responsible for genocide committed against the Maya Ixil indigenous community between 1982 and 1983. He has yet to be convicted. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/guatemala-rios-montts-lawyer-gunned-down/
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BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala

BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala

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  • Updated: 06 Dec 2012
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About an hour ago John McAfee was picked up by the Guatemala special police task force for questioning about his illegal entry into the country. His lawyer, Mr. Guerra, accompanied him to Emigrason Albergue in Guatemala City and he is attempting to get John out before his press conference tomorrow. Updates to come. Updates coming soon. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Producer and host: Rocco Castoro Cameraman and editor: Robert King
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Couchsurfing around the World - Bike ride in Guatemala Vlog

Couchsurfing around the World - Bike ride in Guatemala Vlog

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I'm hitchhiking around the world and couchsurfing with locals. June 23-24th 2016 - Guatemala City Couchsurfing around the world vlogs couchsurfed with lawyer and her son - How to travel the world with almost no money
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U.S/Israeli Involvement in Guatemala’s Dirty War

U.S/Israeli Involvement in Guatemala’s Dirty War

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We speak to Guatemalan human rights lawyer Renata Avila about Israeli, British and U.S involvement that led to 200,000 dying in Guatemala's dirty war. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingundergroundrt
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Guatemala's President Accused of Murder

Guatemala's President Accused of Murder

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Thousands of people take to the streets of the Guatemalan capital demanding President Alvaro Colom's resignation. Their protests come after prominent lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg was murdered. He was killed in an upscale suburb of Guatemala City on Sunday. This video footage and a written statement emerged after his death.   In the film, Rosenberg says Colom will order a hit man to kill him. [Rodrigo Rosenberg, Murdered Lawyer]: "If you are seeing this message it means I have been murdered by President Alvaro Colom with the help of Don Gustavo Alejos and Mr. Gregorio Valdez." He also accuses the president and those around him of being involved in a money laundering scheme. [Rodrigo Rosenberg, Murdered Lawyer]: "The reason I am dead and the reason why you are seeing this message is only and exclusively because during my final moments I was the lawyer of Mr. Khalil Musa and of his daughter Marjorie Musa, who were cowardly murdered by President Alvaro Colom with the knowledge of his wife Sandra de Colom and the help of Gregorio Valdez and Gregorio Alejos." The incident has angered many here, who say without justice a civil war could break out. [Jorge Armando Callejas, Representative, Group Against Guatemalan President]: "In the future, if there is no justice, a civil war will break loose, because we are facing lies told by the government and their followers." The government denies the accusations. [Fernando Barillas, Government Spokesperson]: "The government categorically rejects that accusation, which through recordings and written declarations have been distributed in some media." A U.N. backed body will investigate the case after it said the Attorney General's office may not be able to carry out an independent investigation.
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The Rosenberg Case Awakens Guatemala

The Rosenberg Case Awakens Guatemala

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On Sunday morning, May 10, 2009, Rodrigo Rosensberg, a successful Guatemalan lawyer, was shot three times in the face as he rode his bicycle near his Guatemala City apartment. The murder would have become another statistic in a country plagued by corruption and impunity, and where Mexican drug cartels exert increasing influence, had it not been for a video Rosenberg recorded 3 days prior to being murdered. In the video, distributed after his death, Rosenberg points fingers from the grave and accuses Guatemalas president Alvaro Colom, the First Lady Sandra Torres, the presidents private secretary Gustavo Alejos, and Gregorio Valdes, a top campaign fundraiser for president Colom.
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GUATEMALA: NEW PRESIDENT'S INAUGURATION ADDRESS

GUATEMALA: NEW PRESIDENT'S INAUGURATION ADDRESS

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Spanish/Nat Guatemala's new president has promised a fresh democratic future for his battered country. Alvaro Arzu is the third popularly elected president to take power since military rule ended in 1986. At his inauguration ceremony the new president vowed to control the military and tackle Guatemala's most severe problems: crime, poverty and a 35-year-old civil war. Guatemala's new president- Alvaro Arzu- was inaugurated Sunday in a ceremony in Guatemala City. Arzu is the third democratically elected president to take power since military rule ended in 1986. The new president will replace Ramiro de Leon Carpio who was appointed by the Congress in 1993 after his predecessor Jorge Serrano tried unsuccessfully to seize absolute power. Wearing the white and sky-blue presidential sash Arzu urged his countrymen to work hard for Guatemala's future. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "And we've lived a recent history of internal conflict which has divided us filled us with pain. It is a big challenge and a difficult road and that's why we must make a bigger effort and develop our capabilities, our values and our strengths in order to advance." SUPER CAPTION: Alvaro Arzu, President of Guatemala Arzu- a former Guatemala City mayor- narrowly defeated lawyer Alfonso Portillo in the January 7 runoff. His pro-business Advanced National Party will hold 43 of 80 seats in the legislature. Arzu has vowed to control the military, which remains influential and has long been blamed for the majority of Guatemala's human rights abuses. He has also promised to tackle Guatemala's most daunting problems: widespread crime, severe poverty and a 35-year-old civil war which has cost at least 120-thousand lives. The new president will face a difficult challenge. But with a legislative majority and a lack of allegiance to the military many hope Arzu will carry out his promises to sweep away the bootprint of prior dictatorships. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/482f1576a4ef3a18f2a047a61db70ab2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Guatemalans take law into own hands

Guatemalans take law into own hands

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe With a crime rate that Human Rights Watch identifies as one of the highest in the Americas, Guatemala's citizens are stepping in to fill the gaps that the police cannot. They say they are not vigilantes, but are simply doing what is necessary to keep their neighborhoods safe. Rights groups, however, say that neighbourhood security is the sole responsibility of the police, and that allowing citizens to police their own areas could lead to rights abuses. There have been 15 vigilante-related killings in the first three months of 2011 alone. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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+4:3 Costa Rican man will be charged over fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer

+4:3 Costa Rican man will be charged over fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer

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(15 Mar 2012) ++16:9++ Guatemala City, Guatemala - 15 March 2012 1. Mid of police officers outside room where Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez is being held 2. Mid of Jimenez talking to his lawyers seen through a hole in the wall 3. Low angle view of police officer 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Francisco Campos, lawyer for Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez: "Let's remember they (authorities) were offering up to 100-thousand dollars (for Jimenez), in Costa Rica there was a hunt, to win 100-thousand dollars, to find him." 5. Mid of Jimenez talking to his lawyers seen through a hole in the wall 6. Tilt down of Justice Ministry in Guatemala ++16:9++ Bogota, Colombia - 13 March 2012 7. Various of police officers escorting Jimenez on tarmac to be presented to media 8. Various of Jimenez being presented to media ++4:3++ FILE: Guatemala City, 9 July 2011 9. Mid of bullet riddled window of the car folk singer Facundo Cabral was travelling in when he was killed 10. Wide of site of attack with police near the vehicle, and police cordon in foreground 11. Wide of onlookers at the site of the attack behind police cordon 12. Mid of woman placing red roses on pavement near site of attack 13. Mid of investigators at site of attack 14. Mid of investigators next to bullet-riddled vehicle STORYLINE A Costa Rican man who authorities say may have links to Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel will be charged over last year's fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral. Fernando Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez arrived in Guatemala on Wednesday and was taken for questioning to the National Police headquarters in Guatemala City, said Minister of Government, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. After questioning, Jimenez was taken to a maximum security prison in the capital where he will be under 24-hour surveillance, said a prisons spokesman. Jimenez says he is innocent of the shooting. A lawyer for Jimenez said the charges against his client are groundless since there is no evidence that places Jimenez at the crime scene. Another of Jimenez's lawyers, Francisco Campos, said there had been a "hunt" for Jimenez because "they (authorities) were offering up to 100-thousand dollars" to find him. Colombian authorities arrested Jimenez on Monday as he was trying to enter that country using fake documents. The 74-year-old Cabral was gunned down in Guatemala last July in an attack that authorities believe was aimed at the Nicaraguan businessman Henry Farinas who was driving the singer to the airport. Farina was wounded in the attack. Jimenez was later extradited to Guatemala, where he was wanted in connection with the attack. Cabral rose to fame in the early 1970s, one of a generation of singers who mixed political protest with literary lyrics and created deep bonds with an audience struggling through an era of revolution and repression across Latin America. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3b5d6cc0104066a710b0ad71d7be4088 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Slain Guatemalan lawyer left video accusing president

Slain Guatemalan lawyer left video accusing president

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A lawyer who was fatally shot in Guatemala's capital Sunday left behind a videotape in which he accuses the country's president of having arranged his murder. Rodrigo Rosenberg is seen on the tape naming President Alvaro Colom and three others as co-conspirators.
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Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned

Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2015
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EM4520 HEADLINE: Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned CAPTION: Guatemalan authorities searched an adoption home run by an American man and his Guatemalan wife. A judge has ordered the 46 children there to shelters. Police believe the children have been stolen or coerced from their parents. (Aug 14) 2007 ---------------------------------------- [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] [Notes:NATS baby crying and shots of babies at home] A judge in Guatemala has ordered forty-six orphaned children to shelters. Authorities are investigating whether this adoption agency stole the babies or forced mothers to give them up for foreign adoption. [Notes:Graphic of owners] A lawyer for the agency says the owners -- a Florida man and his Guatemalan wife -- are out of the country but are expected to return in a few days. It's not clear yet if they face any charges. [Notes:NATS Spanish lawyer] A prosecution lawyer says the children ranged from from three-days-old to a couple of months. [Notes:Mother NATS Spanish; shots of mother] This mother was hoping to find her daughter at the home after she said her child was kidnapped at gunpoint five months ago. [Notes:Map graphic; neighbors] The home is located in a small, colonial city that's popular with tourists. It was searched after police say neighbors saw foreigners picking up kids at the home every day. [Notes:Shots of website] The home's website says it can complete adoptions within eight month's of a child's referral. ... That's half the time in many other countries. [Notes:Photos of Americans with Guatemalan babies] American parents adopted more than 4-thousand babies from Guatemala last year ... second only to China. But the U-S State Department no longer recommends Guatemalan adoptions because women there can be pressured to sell their babies. STORYLINE You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3687b1ea641fb08eae5ca48c4832c97c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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USA: LAWYER ACCUSES GUATEMALAN MILITARY OF FIRE BOMBING HIS CAR

USA: LAWYER ACCUSES GUATEMALAN MILITARY OF FIRE BOMBING HIS CAR

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Eng/Spanish/Nat The lawyer for an American human rights campaigner in Guatemala has accused the Guatemalan military of fire bombing his car at his home in Washington D-C. It is just the latest in a series of attacks against Jennifer Harbury and people around her. Harbury believes her missing husband - a former guerilla leader - was murdered by the Guatemalan army and she is campaigning to have a military base in the Central American country excavated to find his grave, and those of hundreds of other murdered victims. The burnt-out remains of Jose Pertierra's car stand in his Washington driveway. But if Pertierra is right, this was more than just an act of simple vandalism. He believes he has been targeted by the Guatemalan army - trying to cover up its involvement in massive human rights abuses. His wife thinks the attack was a message. SOUNDBITE: Spanish "After it happened, then we began to think about what happened and that someone tried to give us a scare." SUPER CAPTION: America Calderon, Wife of Jose Pertierra Pertierra wants a Guatemala military base excavated to search for victims of army death squads. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "It was the Guatemalan military trying to intimidate us to not continue the excavation and exhumation of the Las Cabanas military base." SUPER CAPTION: Jose Pertierra, Jennifer Harbury attorney Pertierra works for Jennifer Harbury, a US citizen who is campaigning to find out what happened to her husband, Guatemalan rebel leader Efrain Bamaca, after he disappeared in March 1992. Witnesses say Bamaca was killed and buried inside the Las Cabanas military base. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "It would be very shameful for the Guatemalan military that the international press discover hundreds of hidden graves within a Guatemalan military base. I think that not even skillful spokespersons of the De Leon Carpio government will be able to easily explain this." SUPER CAPTION: Jose Pertierra, Jennifer Harbury attorney Harbury herself, who is currently in Guatemala trying to push her case forward was not surprised that her lawyer was targeted. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Well, I'm certainly very distressed and very worried about his safety as well as about the safety of his family. Their car burned in the driveway, next to his house, it could easily have set fire to the house. His wife and three small children live inside. On the other hand, I'm not at all surprised. This is one in a whole series of events, of acts of intimidation." SUPER CAPTION: Jennifer Harbury In November 1994 Harbury went on hunger strike for 32 days outside the National Palace in Guatemala City to press for her demands to be met. She says she will continue campaigning no matter what obstacles are put in her way. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The F-B-I is investigating it as a case of international terrorism, possible international terrorism. It's just one in a very long series of acts of intimidation to try to stop me. I will not be stopped." SUPER CAPTION: Jennifer Harbury The Cabanas military base may hold a grim secret and the end to Jennifer Harbury's long campaign. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/65556522f38b2d3f6a2297aebfe82f93 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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8 convicted over killing of lawyer who accused president of his murder

8 convicted over killing of lawyer who accused president of his murder

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(16 Jul 2010) SOUND QUALITY AS INCOMING AP TELEVISION Guatemala City - 15 July 1. Various of men accused in the killing of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg entering court escorted by police, shackled 2. Police in court, with assault rifles 3. Man accused of involvement in Rosenberg's killing entering courtroom 4. Police entering courtroom 5. Pan of men accused of involvement in Rosenberg's killing ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Walter Villatoro, judge: "For said crime (referring to homicide of Rodrigo Rosenberg) Lucas Jose Santiago Lopez, Edwin Lopez, William Gilberto Santos Divas, are sentenced to 30 years in prison, incommutable and to be served in a detention centre to be determined by the corresponding judge." 7. Various of defendants 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jesus Manuel Cardona, accused: "It was not what we expected but we are calm, thank God. We are calm despite the fact that this was not the agreement we had signed. God knows what's best. Question: how long was the sentence ? A: Eight years and three months." Video hand out (from the Rosenberg family) Unknown date and location ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Rodrigo Rosenberg, lawyer: "Unfortunately, if you are watching and listening to this message it is because I was assassinated by President Alvaro Colom, with the help of Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez. STORYLINE: A court in Guatemala has convicted and sentenced eight men to prison for the death of a prominent lawyer who apparently paid them in advance to kill him. Rodrigo Rosenberg even made a video before his murder accusing the country's president of arranging the killing to cover up a corruption scandal. Public protests erupted after the death in 2009 and widespread publication of the video. But a United Nations investigation sanctioned by the government found that Rosenberg had arranged his own death by hiring the hit men who killed him. Investigators said Rosenberg may have been motivated by personal problems. It was not clear what the problems may have been and there were no further details available. Four of the accused were sentenced to between 38 years and 48 years on homicide and other charges, and four other received eight-year sentences for 'illegal association'. Two men had reduced sentences of two and twelve years after co-operating with the prosecution. Another suspect was released after giving prosecution evidence. The court was told eight were members or collaborators of a gang of hit men which planned and carried out the killing, allegedly for a payment that originated with Rosenberg himself. The prosecution based its case in part on recorded telephone calls linking them to the killing of Rosenberg, who was shot to death while riding his bicycle. In a video distributed after his death, Rosenberg is seen saying: "If you are watching this message, it is because I was assassinated by President Alvaro Colom." Rosenberg, a 47-year-old corporate lawyer who served as assistant dean at a private university, claimed Colom's administration was linked to a corruption scandal at a government bank and said any attack on him would be an attempt to cover that up. The president denied any involvement, and his government has suggested that criminal or political interests were behind the vid You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/988d9c0ffb815bb1ae6a45f749bc518c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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BREAKING: John McAfee Picked up for Questioning

BREAKING: John McAfee Picked up for Questioning

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About an hour ago John McAfee was picked up by the Guatemala special police task force for questioning about his illegal entry into the country. His lawyer, Mr. Guerra, accompanied him to Emigrason Albergue in Guatemala City and he is attempting to get John out before his press conference tomorrow. Updates to come. Updates coming soon. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Producer and host: Rocco Castoro Cameraman and editor: Robert King Read more on John McAfee below: John McAfee Is in Guatemala City and He Just Hired the Best Lawyer in the Country: http://bit.ly/McAfee-in-Guatemala
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Buying a Car in Guatemala City - Cuatro Quesos Vlog #3

Buying a Car in Guatemala City - Cuatro Quesos Vlog #3

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Four Dutchies on a road trip in Central America chasing their dreams to open a hostel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqeR2LXGJjIHlO0I9nnsnUA In this episode you can see us finding our dream car after a long search. We gotta go by a lawyer, the local authorities and of course pay the seller in order to finally buy the car. You see us celebrate this milestone with beers and some local spirits with our friends. First, we ran in to a lot of crappy cars, which we first thought were suitable for the job. Luckily we brought our mechanician Manuel and he saw right through the crappy ones. After a long day, sitting in the back of a small van, inhaling the exhaust of all the cars around us on the road, when we almost gave up hope, we had one last, long shot. We drove another 30 minutes through the sometimes feared Guatemala city and ended up at a gasstation. It was getting dark and we were waiting for quite a while. Just when we discussed it was better to go home before dark, the Isuzu trooper showed up. It was love at first sight. Our guys did a thorough research on the car. It was our last hope for the day and we didn't want to drive around Guatemala another day in the back of a truck..so we had our fingers crossed. BAM! Approved by our guys. So we closed the deal, we went to go see a lawyer, handed over the money, went to SAT and got the car put in our name. Time to hit the road, whoopwhoop! If you have any questions or need advise on buying a car in Guatemala, please let us know in the comments below! Next vlog we will hit the road for the first time with our brand new car! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7gL3KykKWM ---------- WHO ARE WE? We are four Dutchies on an adventure to find the perfect spot for our dream hostel! We quit our jobs and are now looking for a place to start our own hostel in Nicaragua or Guatemala. We are still looking for spots and places where there is a need for a hostel. All four of us lived and traveled here for a while but it is still difficult to see opportunities and maybe we are forgetting some awesome places! Right now we are driving with our Guatemalan car in Central America. Where should we go? Which places do we forget and where are the hidden gems? If you’re interested or curious about the whole process, you can follow us by liking our page! We will be posting videos of our journey. Hope to hear you, we could use your help to make our dream come true!!! Muchos Besos Xx Cuatro Quesos Kees, Jelle, Sascha & Teun ---------- FOLLOW US! Cuatro Quesos Accounts: - http://www.facebook.com/cuatroquesosnl - http://www.instagram.com/cuatroquesosnl
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Guatemalan Ex-dictator's Lawyer Shot Dead

Guatemalan Ex-dictator's Lawyer Shot Dead

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The lawyer representing Guatemala’s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt against genocide charges has been shot to death in the capital. Authorities said Francisco Palomo was shot at least 12 times in the chest and thorax while driving through a residential neighborhood of Guatemala City around midday on Wednesday. There was no immediate word on any suspects. Palomo was a former judge on the Constitutional Court and a longtime friend of Rios Montt. He defended the former dictator in his legal battle against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Rios Montt was sentenced to 80 years in prison in 2013, but that conviction was quickly overturned and a new trial ordered. A retrial scheduled for this past January was delayed indefinitely after the defense won a motion to have one of the three judges hearing the case recuse herself. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/03/guatemala-ex-dictator-efrain-rios-montt-lawyer-shot-dead http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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