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Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.

Genocide and the Trial of the Century in Guatemala: Guatemala Genocide Conviction Overturned

Posted by in Fair Trade, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Reaction in the court room to the guilty verdict. Photo credit: APIn this guest post, human rights activist and lawyer, Jennifer K. Harbury, gives a first hand account of the trial proceedings that, on May 10, 2013, found former President and General Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide in Guatemala, and sentenced him to eighty years in prison.

Giving Thanks Part 4: Making Long Lasting Connections with Anne Kelly & Mark Van Wormer

Posted by in Featured on 18th November, 2010 | 2 Comments

polaroid-anne-and-markFor today’s Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange’s Zarah Patriana thanks two past Reality Tours participants, Anne Kelly and Mark Van Wormer, fellow travelers she met on a delegation to Nicaragua.

Remembering Jane Mintz on Día de los Muertos

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2010 | 6 Comments

Photo Credit: Maya TraditionsToday is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday focused on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. In honor of Day of the Dead, we here at Global Exchange wish to remember our friend and ally Jane Mintz. Earlier this year, Jane received the […]