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GSN MONDAY MAILER MAY 25 2015

Posted by on Monday, May 25, 2015 in News, Uncategorized.

GSN Membership meeting at LASA will be from 6:007:45pm on Friday May 29 in Conference Room 6 at the Caribe Hilton


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. A FEW LINKS
  2. INTERESTING ANALYSIS OF RECENT PROTESTS IN GUATEMALA FROM GSN’ER SERGIO PALENCIA
  3. GHRC DELEGATION  to Guatemala – Defensoras: Women defending land, justice and human rights
  4. SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR THE CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MAYAS COMING IN JULY
  5. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR CASE REGARDING COMMUNITY VIOLENCE IN TODOS SANTOS
  6. SAD NEWS FROM THE PRENSA LIBRE CONCERNING THE THEFT OF COLONIAL ART IN GUATEMALA

 
1. A FEW LINKS

 

1.Colombian marines train El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras river forces http://www.janes.com/article/51535/colombian-marines-train-el-salvador-guatemala-and-honduras-river-forces

 
2.   Repudiating Corruption in Guatemala: Revolution or Neoliberal Outrage? https://nacla.org/news/2015/05/19/repudiating-corruption-guatemala-revolution-or-neoliberal-outrage
3.  Resignation rumors of Guatemala's Pérez Molina grow after fourth week of protests http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/05/17/resignation-rumors-of-guatemalas-perez-molina-grow-after-fourth-week-of-protests
5.  Guatemala president fires ministers amid corruption scandal http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/21/guatemala-president-fires-ministers-corruption-scandal
 

 
2. INTERESTING ANALYSIS OF RECENT PROTESTS IN GUATEMALA FROM GSN’ER SERGIO PALENCIA
 
SEE PDF ABOVE
 

 
3. GHRC DELEGATION  to Guatemala – Defensoras: Women defending land, justice and human rights

Delegation to Guatemala – Defensoras: Women defending land, justice and human rights

Are you interested and passionate about Guatemala but have never had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala and meet directly with women leading the struggle for human rights?

Now's your chance! The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA is currently accepting applications for our annual open delegation to Guatemala, which will take place August 19, 2015:GHRC’s August delegation will meet with leaders who have been on the front lines of struggles to defend land and the environment, promote women’s rights, and push for justice for crimes of the past. We will speak with a diverse group of women, including representatives of civil society, survivors of violence and community leaders.This delegation is open to the general public. Anyone is welcome to apply; in the past, students, professors, religious leaders, lawyers, congressional staffers, and activists have participated.The cost is $1,200 and includes: eight nights at a hotel, three meals a day for seven days, transportation in Guatemala, and translation. Limited scholarships are available, and payment plans can be arranged. Two GHRC staff members will lead the trip. The cost does not cover travel to and from Guatemala or travel insurance. 

Apply by June 1, 2015 by filling out the application available here and sending it to ghrc-usa@ghrc-usa.org



 
4. SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR THE CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MAYAS COMING IN JULY
 

Estimados(as) señores(as) miembros de la

Comisión del XI CEM:

Con un cordial saludo, les envío el arte final de la invitación del XI CEM, (anverso y reverso),  para que puedan compartirla con sus contactos.

Atentamente,

Aury Yool

Instituto de Lingüística e Interculturalidad

Universidad Rafael Landívar

Tel.:  2426 2626 ext. # 3093


 
5. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR CASE REGARDING COMMUNITY VIOLENCE IN TODOS SANTOS
 
I am an attorney for a nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA representing a young woman and her two daughters in an asylum case in removal proceedings. I am looking for an expert who can help speak to the plausibility of my client's claim as well as her ability to return to Guatemala safely.
 
Briefly, the case is as follows: My client's husband got into a car accident in the United States that resulted in the death of an individual from his and my client's village in Todos Santos. When her husband returned to Guatemala, the deceased's family began to threaten and abuse her and her husband. On several occasions, she was grabbed, strangled, and hit. She and her husband moved to Ixcan, but eventually the deceased's family located them there and threatened them. Then they escaped to Mexico, where the suffered from discrimination and racism. My client and her two daughters presented themselves at the US border seeking asylum, and her husband to this day is missing.
 
If you think you might be able to help, please contact me at emily@socialjusticecollaborative.org. I'm happy to share more details or speak over the phone about the case and what we are looking for. Her merits hearing is in July.
 
Thank you!
 

Emily Abraham | Director | Staff Attorney

Social Justice Collaborative | socialjusticecollaborative.org
420 3rd Street Suite 130 | Oakland, CA 94607


6. SAD NEWS FROM THE PRENSA LIBRE CONCERNING THE THEFT OF COLONIAL ART IN GUATEMALA
 

 

Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology

Baylor University

(254) 710-6226

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