Militarization, Human Rights and Threats to Justice in Guatemala
Date and Time
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room H/I
San Diego, CA 92110
Since the election of General Otto Pérez Molina to the presidency in Guatemala, the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social movements. Iduvina Hernández, a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender, will discuss the impact of powerful retired military officers implicated in crimes against humanity on national security policy as well as the recent moves to criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to their ancestral lands.
This event is free and open to the public and RSVPs are not required. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
Co-sponsored by the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, a nonprofit organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala;
USD Department of Languages & Literatures;and
USD University Ministry.
Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace and Justice