• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Global Voices | I Will Be Murdered | Trailer | ITVS

    http://www.itvs.org/films/i-will-be-murdered Premiering Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 10/9c on World Channel http://worldchannel.org/programs/global-voices/ May 2009: wealthy, charismatic lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual, as Guatemala's murder rate is tragically four times higher than Mexico's. What was extraordinary: Rosenberg knew for certain he was going to be murdered. I Will Be Murdered tells the story of the ensuing investigation that, after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning conclusion. Learn more about Global Voices: http://itvs.org/series/global-voices View Global Voices episodes at PBS Video: http://video.pbs.org/program/global-voices/ Learn more about ITVS: http://itvs.org/ Learn more about...

    published: 05 Jun 2014
  • Court cuts sentences in killing of Catholic bishop

    SHOTLIST Guatemala City - June 8, 2001 1. Accused entering courtroom 2. Close up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 3. Close up Reverend Mario Orantes 4. Close up retired Colonel Byron Lima Estrada 5. Wide of accused 6. Close up Margarita Lopez (Gerardi's cook) 7. Close up Obdulio Villanueva 8. Wide of courtroom 9. Wide of accused 10. Close up retired Colonel Byron Lima Estrada 11. Close up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 12. Close up Obdulio Villanueva 13. Close up Priest Mario Orantes 14. Tilt up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 15. Wide of courtroom, judges reading sentence STORYLINE A Guatemala appeals court on Tuesday reduced prison sentences by 10 years against two former soldiers in the 1998 killing of a human rights crusading Roman Catholic bishop. In June 2001, a three-judge...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Vigilantism in Guatemala - 3 Jan 10

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Guatemala has one of the highest crime rates in all of Latin America. Thousands of people are murdered every year. With police seemingly unable to stem the tide of violence, mobs are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the city of Panajachel where a man accused of robbing a street vendor was recently lynched by a mob and put on fire in front of the police station. 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...

    published: 03 Jan 2010
  • 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
  • Guatemala lawyer's murder

    CNN's Brian Todd reports on a Guatemalan lawyer accusing the president, from the grave, of having him killed.

    published: 19 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: US STUDENTS RAPED IN ATTACK RETURN TO GIVE EVIDENCE

    Spanish/Nat Four American college students who were raped and robbed in a bus attack in Guatemala in January, returned there on Wednesday to give evidence in court against their alleged assailants. The students, from St. Mary's College in Maryland, were accompanied by three faculty members from the college - as well as college administrators and relatives. Two men are being held in custody in connection with the attack and arrest warrants have been issued for at least four more. Accompanied by Guatemalan police and security guards from the U-S Embassy, the students from St. Mary's College in Maryland were led into a courtroom on Wednesday in the city of Escuintla to testify against at least two suspects held in custody. The students were on an anthropology tour in Guatem...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • GUATEMALA: GUATEMALA CITY: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

    Spanish/Nat Guatemalans have voted today in the third presidential elections since military rule ended in 1986. The 3.7 million (m) people registered to vote will choose between conservative businessman Alvaro Arzu, and Alfonso Portillo, a candidate backed by former dictator retired General Efrain Rios Montt. Businessman, former foreign minister and mayor of Guatemala City, Alvaro Arzu, has been favoured to win having easily won the first round on November 12th that eliminated 17 candidates. Alvaro Arzu arrived to vote today surrounded by hoards of people, his popularity apparent. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (1300 GMT) and were due to close at 7pm (0000 GMT). Prominent businessman and former Guatemala City mayor Alvaro Arzu, 49, is representing the conservative Advanced Na...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • 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
  • 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 Protests: Cellphone Video from Twitterers (BB Video)

    A viewer-submitted report from the protests in Guatemala City demanding justice for an assassinated lawyer who blamed the president for his imminent death.

    published: 18 May 2009
  • FRANCES HAYDEN ATTORNEY

    Frances Hayden has spent her professional career helping clients achieve their immigration objectives. She provides information that helps guide people through the complex United States immigration system. Ms. Hayden has been practicing law for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the California State Bar. Frances is fluent in Spanish. Her undergraduate degree is in Spanish Language and Literature from Western Washington University. She is a native of Seattle, Washington. For the past 20 years, she has focused on consular processing of non-immigrant visas at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, with a special emphasis on third-country national v...

    published: 26 May 2014
  • International Judicial Forum in Guatemala

    On July 6, 2016, the International Judicial Forum "Human Dignity, Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights" was held at the Grand Hall of the Museum at the San Carlos University in Guatemala (MUSAC), Guatemala City, where magistrates, congressmen, lawyers and lawmakers gathered to speak on the importance of detecting and denouncing the alarm signals to prevent the atrocity of genocide. "Education is the foundation for the prevention of international crimes and everything that attempts against human rights, based on respect for one another as the principle tool to prevent the barbarity of genocide", Dr. William Soto.

    published: 04 Mar 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
  • 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
  • The Frightening Legacy of US Syphilis Experiments in Guatemala

    Syphilis Laboratory (2011): The legacy of US syphilis experiments still plagues Guatemala For downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/62229/short-films/syphilis-laboratory.html Obama may have apologised last year for the 1940s US medical experiments that intentionally infected Guatemalans with syphilis, but as this startling report shows, its legacy continues to destroy lives. Soldiers, prostitutes, the mentally ill and even orphaned children; no one was safe from the American government's decision to deliberately infect them with syphilis. The costs are still being felt today in Guatemala as the infected and their descendants, who have inherited the disease, all bear the painful scars of those experiments. Dr Cutler moved his base when he was banned from practising in...

    published: 11 Jul 2011
  • 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
  • I Will Be Murdered (Award-Winning Documentary)

    A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico's, worse in fact than Iraq's for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed. Rosenberg's lover had been murdered a few weeks before. He was driven to investigate things, he told his friends, that would inevitably lead to his death. A video he recorded days before he died accused the president of his murder. Uploaded to Youtube, it nearly brought down the government. There began a brilliant investigation, a journey into Rosenberg's soul and Guatemala's hell, that after mult...

    published: 24 Oct 2013
  • GUATEMALA: ILLICIT CHILD ADOPTION BECOMING BIG BUSINESS

    Spanish/Nat Illicit child adoption has turned in to big business in Guatemala City with thousands of children being smuggled out of the country every year. Babies from the country are bought by couples from all over the world who pay up to 30-thousand dollars for a child. A recent report by UNICEF shows that the children for adoption usually come from mothers with few resources and involve a network of lawyers and professionals who thrive on the illegal export of children. Selling babies has become big business in Guatemala - each baby sold for adoption is worth between 15 and 30-thousand dollars. 36 years of civil war in Guatemala left thousands of people poor and homeless - and desperate for money. Many women who find themselves pregnant are thrown out of their familie...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Stands Trial For Guatemala War Crimes

    Ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt stands trial on genocide charges. Full story: Security was high at a Guatemala City courthouse on Thursday (January 31) as former dictator Efrain Rios Montt stood trial. A judge dramatically denied 13 previous appeals by his defense team. He is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. The Judge had controversially ruled that 86-year-old Rios Montt was linked to the killing of more than 1,700 of the Ixchil indigenous people. Rios Montt ruled during part of Guatemala's 36-year civil war, a particularly bloody part of the country's history. The Lawyer for the victims of the Ixchil massacre says he has plenty of evidence. [Edgar Perez, Lawyer of Victims]: "In all the documents that they are going to present there are campaign plans, military pl...

    published: 02 Feb 2013
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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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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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Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned

Guatemalan adoption raid; US owner questioned

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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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Global Voices | I Will Be Murdered | Trailer | ITVS

Global Voices | I Will Be Murdered | Trailer | ITVS

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http://www.itvs.org/films/i-will-be-murdered Premiering Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 10/9c on World Channel http://worldchannel.org/programs/global-voices/ May 2009: wealthy, charismatic lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual, as Guatemala's murder rate is tragically four times higher than Mexico's. What was extraordinary: Rosenberg knew for certain he was going to be murdered. I Will Be Murdered tells the story of the ensuing investigation that, after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning conclusion. Learn more about Global Voices: http://itvs.org/series/global-voices View Global Voices episodes at PBS Video: http://video.pbs.org/program/global-voices/ Learn more about ITVS: http://itvs.org/ Learn more about WORLD: http://worldchannel.org/
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Court cuts sentences in killing of Catholic bishop

Court cuts sentences in killing of Catholic bishop

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SHOTLIST Guatemala City - June 8, 2001 1. Accused entering courtroom 2. Close up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 3. Close up Reverend Mario Orantes 4. Close up retired Colonel Byron Lima Estrada 5. Wide of accused 6. Close up Margarita Lopez (Gerardi's cook) 7. Close up Obdulio Villanueva 8. Wide of courtroom 9. Wide of accused 10. Close up retired Colonel Byron Lima Estrada 11. Close up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 12. Close up Obdulio Villanueva 13. Close up Priest Mario Orantes 14. Tilt up Captain Byron Lima Oliva 15. Wide of courtroom, judges reading sentence STORYLINE A Guatemala appeals court on Tuesday reduced prison sentences by 10 years against two former soldiers in the 1998 killing of a human rights crusading Roman Catholic bishop. In June 2001, a three-judge panel convicted retired Colonel Byron Lima Estrada and his son, Captain Byron Lima Oliva, in the killing of Juan Gerardi, who was bludgeoned to death with a concrete block in the garage of his Guatemala City seminary in April 1998. Lima Estrada and Lima Oliva were assigned co-responsibility in the killing and sentenced to 30 years behind bars, but lawyers successfully argued on appeal that more than one person cannot be convicted of a killing according to Guatemalan law. Reclassified on Tuesday as "accomplices" in the slaying, the two men received revised sentences of 20 years each from a three-judge panel. Prosecutors can appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, Guatemala's second-highest tribunal. Also on Tuesday, the judges upheld a 20-year sentence against Reverend Mario Orantes, Gerardi's assistant. The bishop's death came two days after he presented a Catholic Church human rights office report blaming the military for the overwhelming majority of atrocities committed during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war, which killed 200,000. Sergeant Mario Obdulio Villanueva also had been convicted as having co-responsibility in Gerardi's slaying and was sentenced to 30 years. He was killed, however, when fights between inmates broke out during a prison riot in 2002. Orantes' lawyer said with consideration for good conduct the men could be released within four years, having already served six years. The appeal had sought to free all three men or provide them new trials. Lima Oliva protested the revised sentence, arguing before reporters on Tuesday that his prosecution was motivated by politics. The same court of appeals threw out the convictions and ordered new trials for the four men two years ago, but the Supreme Court upheld the original rulings. That decision was later endorsed by the Court of Constitutionality, Guatemala's highest court. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/721852052b798776e14a7a784ad47a22 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Vigilantism in Guatemala - 3 Jan 10

Vigilantism in Guatemala - 3 Jan 10

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Guatemala has one of the highest crime rates in all of Latin America. Thousands of people are murdered every year. With police seemingly unable to stem the tide of violence, mobs are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the city of Panajachel where a man accused of robbing a street vendor was recently lynched by a mob and put on fire in front of the police station. 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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BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala

BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala

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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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Guatemala lawyer's murder

Guatemala lawyer's murder

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CNN's Brian Todd reports on a Guatemalan lawyer accusing the president, from the grave, of having him killed.
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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: US STUDENTS RAPED IN ATTACK RETURN TO GIVE EVIDENCE

GUATEMALA: US STUDENTS RAPED IN ATTACK RETURN TO GIVE EVIDENCE

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Spanish/Nat Four American college students who were raped and robbed in a bus attack in Guatemala in January, returned there on Wednesday to give evidence in court against their alleged assailants. The students, from St. Mary's College in Maryland, were accompanied by three faculty members from the college - as well as college administrators and relatives. Two men are being held in custody in connection with the attack and arrest warrants have been issued for at least four more. Accompanied by Guatemalan police and security guards from the U-S Embassy, the students from St. Mary's College in Maryland were led into a courtroom on Wednesday in the city of Escuintla to testify against at least two suspects held in custody. The students were on an anthropology tour in Guatemala when their bus was hijacked by a gang of heavily armed men in a pick-up truck earlier this year. The students and faculty members were held for more than 90 minutes, along with a Guatemalan driver and a tour guide. Four of the female students were raped. Ten of the thirteen students on the bus, including the four rape victims, returned to give evidence at the trial, in the city of Escuintla, close to the capital, Guatemala City. Maryland state Assistant General Attorney Carmen Shepard, who is accompanying the students called on the media to respect their privacy. SOUNDBITE: (English) "A total of ten students and three faculty members have returned to Guatemala to provide important information for bringing this case to trial. We expect to complete all the proceedings by Friday. I want to tell you that all of us who are involved in this case are very proud of the courageous students and their decision to return. We are asking you as a favour to please respect their privacy, to please not publish their names, should you have them, and to please not publish their photographs. Otherwise, we will cooperate in giving information." SUPER CAPTION: Carmen Shepard, Assistant Attorney General for Maryland state The group will remain in Guatemala for at least a week and will help prosecutors reconstruct the crime. Shepard said she and the students had faith in the Guatemalan legal system but wanted to help see that justice was done. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We are committed to the process. We cannot tell you what is going to happen in the end result, but obviously we are here to be a part of it." SUPER CAPTION: Carmen Shepard, Assistant Attorney General for Maryland state It is unclear exactly how many suspects have been detained in connection with the attack, but two or three men are believed to be in police custody. According to a lawyer representing the students, arrest warrants have been issued for at least four other men thought to have been involved in the attack. The gang is also suspected of attacking a Guatemalan family and a Mexican family on holiday in the area at the time the bus attack took place. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/25125825e2baf29021024f9fa86f30b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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GUATEMALA: GUATEMALA CITY: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

GUATEMALA: GUATEMALA CITY: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

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Spanish/Nat Guatemalans have voted today in the third presidential elections since military rule ended in 1986. The 3.7 million (m) people registered to vote will choose between conservative businessman Alvaro Arzu, and Alfonso Portillo, a candidate backed by former dictator retired General Efrain Rios Montt. Businessman, former foreign minister and mayor of Guatemala City, Alvaro Arzu, has been favoured to win having easily won the first round on November 12th that eliminated 17 candidates. Alvaro Arzu arrived to vote today surrounded by hoards of people, his popularity apparent. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (1300 GMT) and were due to close at 7pm (0000 GMT). Prominent businessman and former Guatemala City mayor Alvaro Arzu, 49, is representing the conservative Advanced National Party, which he helped found in 1990. He disagreed that the turnout for these elections was very low. Nor did he agree that Guatemala's citizens are more concerned with the staggering cost of living and low salaries than voting. SOUNDBITE: Spanish "On the contrary - residents of the capital are indignant and have even more reason to vote." SUPER CAPTION: Alvaro Arzu His main opponent, lawyer and economist Alfonso Portillo, 44, is the candidate of the rightist Guatemalan Republican Front founded by a former dictator, retired General Efrain Rios Montt. SOUNDBITE: Spanish "I am absolutely certain and convinced that my vote is for Guatemala." SUPER CAPTION: Alfonso Lopez Portillo Both candidates promise to tackle rising crime, poverty, tax reform, the failing judicial system. They also promise to continue peace talks with leftist guerrillas in an attempt to end a 35-year civil war, which has claimed 120,000 lives. Killings and human rights abuses continue despite a March 1995 human rights accord. The guerrillas have declared a ceasefire to ensure a peaceful vote. General Efrain Rios Montt was also seen at the polling station casting his vote. SOUNDBITE: Spanish "However, I believe that democracy is a citizens behavior. Consequently, in the dimension in which we participate, we have the right to ask authorities to comply with their obligations." SUPER CAPTION: General Efrain Rios Montt However, unknown saboteurs attempting to stop the voting scattered nails across some key roads entering Guatemala City and around some voting centres in the capital. The move caused dozens of flat tyres, despite the best efforts of residents who tried to brush the nails away. The winner of the election will succeed Ramiro de Leon Carpio next Sunday to begin his four year term in power. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9df459aee0e6f354f63811c7427f78a4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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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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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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Guatemala Protests: Cellphone Video from Twitterers  (BB Video)

Guatemala Protests: Cellphone Video from Twitterers (BB Video)

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A viewer-submitted report from the protests in Guatemala City demanding justice for an assassinated lawyer who blamed the president for his imminent death.
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FRANCES HAYDEN ATTORNEY

FRANCES HAYDEN ATTORNEY

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Frances Hayden has spent her professional career helping clients achieve their immigration objectives. She provides information that helps guide people through the complex United States immigration system. Ms. Hayden has been practicing law for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the California State Bar. Frances is fluent in Spanish. Her undergraduate degree is in Spanish Language and Literature from Western Washington University. She is a native of Seattle, Washington. For the past 20 years, she has focused on consular processing of non-immigrant visas at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, with a special emphasis on third-country national visa processing. Frances is on top of all current visa regulations and ongoing policy changes at multiple U.S. consular posts worldwide. She is a recognized expert in her field. For two years, she served as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Liaison Committee with the U.S. State Department's Visa Office in Washington D.C. This important AILA committee is dedicated to maintaining open communication with the government to promote the fair interpretation of all U.S. immigration laws at U.S. consular offices worldwide. Frances also co-authored the chapters on visa processing in Mexico City, Guatemala City and Seoul, South Korea in "The Visa Processing Guide," a useful practical handbook for other immigration attorneys. She has been a featured speaker and moderator at numerous immigration-oriented conferences, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Conferences on topics such as "Consular Processing Tips: What Works and What Doesn't" and Legal Education Seminars offered by such organizations as Immigration Lawyers on the Web (ILW) dealing with broad-ranging subjects like "What's New in Consular Processing, NIVs, IVs and Waivers," as well as "Business Immigration in the Era of Enforcement." Frances' hobbies include photography and collecting contemporary art. Her collection includes art from Haiti, as well as Aboriginal art from Australia, among others.
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International Judicial Forum in Guatemala

International Judicial Forum in Guatemala

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On July 6, 2016, the International Judicial Forum "Human Dignity, Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights" was held at the Grand Hall of the Museum at the San Carlos University in Guatemala (MUSAC), Guatemala City, where magistrates, congressmen, lawyers and lawmakers gathered to speak on the importance of detecting and denouncing the alarm signals to prevent the atrocity of genocide. "Education is the foundation for the prevention of international crimes and everything that attempts against human rights, based on respect for one another as the principle tool to prevent the barbarity of genocide", Dr. William Soto.
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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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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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The Frightening Legacy of US Syphilis Experiments in Guatemala

The Frightening Legacy of US Syphilis Experiments in Guatemala

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Syphilis Laboratory (2011): The legacy of US syphilis experiments still plagues Guatemala For downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/62229/short-films/syphilis-laboratory.html Obama may have apologised last year for the 1940s US medical experiments that intentionally infected Guatemalans with syphilis, but as this startling report shows, its legacy continues to destroy lives. Soldiers, prostitutes, the mentally ill and even orphaned children; no one was safe from the American government's decision to deliberately infect them with syphilis. The costs are still being felt today in Guatemala as the infected and their descendants, who have inherited the disease, all bear the painful scars of those experiments. Dr Cutler moved his base when he was banned from practising in the States, after watching the effects of syphilis on African-American men who had no idea they were infected. Treating the disease "would interfere with the study", Cutler said. All are victims of a "serious crime" says the lawyer pressing a lawsuit against the US government on behalf of the Guatemalans. Obama's apology for this atrocity is a start but it isn't enough to mend the ruined lives of the surviving human guinea pigs. SBS - 5207 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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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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I Will Be Murdered (Award-Winning Documentary)

I Will Be Murdered (Award-Winning Documentary)

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A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico's, worse in fact than Iraq's for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed. Rosenberg's lover had been murdered a few weeks before. He was driven to investigate things, he told his friends, that would inevitably lead to his death. A video he recorded days before he died accused the president of his murder. Uploaded to Youtube, it nearly brought down the government. There began a brilliant investigation, a journey into Rosenberg's soul and Guatemala's hell, that after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning conclusion... To see this film in full, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/iwillbemurdered
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GUATEMALA: ILLICIT CHILD ADOPTION BECOMING BIG BUSINESS

GUATEMALA: ILLICIT CHILD ADOPTION BECOMING BIG BUSINESS

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Spanish/Nat Illicit child adoption has turned in to big business in Guatemala City with thousands of children being smuggled out of the country every year. Babies from the country are bought by couples from all over the world who pay up to 30-thousand dollars for a child. A recent report by UNICEF shows that the children for adoption usually come from mothers with few resources and involve a network of lawyers and professionals who thrive on the illegal export of children. Selling babies has become big business in Guatemala - each baby sold for adoption is worth between 15 and 30-thousand dollars. 36 years of civil war in Guatemala left thousands of people poor and homeless - and desperate for money. Many women who find themselves pregnant are thrown out of their families - putting the baby up for adoption is for many in a desperate situation a way out of their dilemma. Many "baby houses" have sprung up in Guatemala City. But those who make the big money in the adoption trade are not the mothers but the middle men - lawyers and other professionals. A recent report by the United Nations fund for children - UNICEF - estimates it is worth 15 (m) million dollars a year to the network of professionals who make their living from this illicit trade. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "What's more, surrounding all of this work of international adoption is the falsification of documents. Sometimes there are threats to people to make them hand over their children. Sometimes they resort to violence and force the mothers or the fathers. And above all, there are the "baby houses" which are places where children are brought to later begin the process of adoption". SUPER CAPTION: Ramon Cadena, Lawyer The trade in babies sends between one-thousand and one-thousand 200 babies to foreign homes a year. The United States, Canada, Germany, Australia and Israel are the main destinations for the young Guatemalans. Some families have managed to keep track of the children as they grow up - but getting them back once adopted is often an impossibility. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "Unfortunately, the powerful person in the family who has our nephew was President of Congress at the time. Later he was Ambassador and we were left with all the doors closed to us because nobody wanted to get in to trouble and well, we had to leave it like that - because in the end we came to the conclusion that fortunately he is alive". SUPER CAPTION: Rebeca de Bravatti (Whose nephew was sold to a family in the U-S Guatemala's Attorney General admits that there is a problem but, he says, the corrupt lawyers and professionals are an exception. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "When dealing with adoptions it is important that everything is transparent and for this it's important that we recognise that agencies exist and that they exist which are dedicated to this as a lucrative activity - if that's what they are looking for - or if it's for altruistic reasons if they are non-lucrative organisations.". SUPER CAPTION: Acisclo Vallardes - National Attorney General There are an estimated eight-hundred baby houses in Guatemala where women can go to give birth. These are often the starting point for the adoption process. The alternative for poverty stricken women in Guatemala is often a grim one. Many are forced to beg in the streets to provide for themselves and their children. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0233b93d171d281d37223cf8d2f26680 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Stands Trial For Guatemala War Crimes

Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Stands Trial For Guatemala War Crimes

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Ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt stands trial on genocide charges. Full story: Security was high at a Guatemala City courthouse on Thursday (January 31) as former dictator Efrain Rios Montt stood trial. A judge dramatically denied 13 previous appeals by his defense team. He is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. The Judge had controversially ruled that 86-year-old Rios Montt was linked to the killing of more than 1,700 of the Ixchil indigenous people. Rios Montt ruled during part of Guatemala's 36-year civil war, a particularly bloody part of the country's history. The Lawyer for the victims of the Ixchil massacre says he has plenty of evidence. [Edgar Perez, Lawyer of Victims]: "In all the documents that they are going to present there are campaign plans, military plans books, expert reports, birth and death certificates, declassified documents. There is a large quantity of documents which shows what happened in the Ixchil region in the years 1982 and 1983." Currently Guatemala is deploying troops to drug-ravaged areas to fend off invading Mexican cartels. Activists are worried that history could repeat itself but say a conviction could set a precedent. [ Maria Del Pilar Maldonado, Rep. NGO "Hijos Guatemala"]: "It is probably not the massive action that it was during the war but it is taking the same path. So, justice for what happened and a guarantee that this will not continue to happen." Activists and victims accuse Rios Montt of covering up war massacres during his time as a leader. The dictator's defense does not dispute that the incidents occurred but they question Rio Montt's involvement in them. Montt has been under house arrest for over a year and the right-wing party that he founded changed its name last week. The court also ordered Rios Montt's military intelligence chief to face trial on the same charges. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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