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Militarization, human rights and threats to justice in Guatemala

Iduvina Hernández, journalist and activist

Friday, May 04, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room

Since the election of retired General Otto Pérez Molina as the president of Guatemala,
the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social
movements. Iduvina Hernández, an award-winning Guatemalan journalist and human
rights defender, will discuss the impact of powerful retired military officers who have
been implicated in national-security crimes against humanity as well as recent moves to
criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to ancestral lands.

An advocate for human rights since her student days, Hernández is currently the director
of the Association for the Study and Promotion of Security in Democracy, a nongovernmental
organization that works to improve security, reduce impunity, and improve the
democratic process in Guatemala. She previously worked with Myrna Mack Foundation
and with the Commission on Historical Clarification. She is also a frequent contributor
to the online news agency Plaza Publica.

Unreserved seating


Cost : Admission is free


Download file: Hernandez_flyer_032712-e4-diw.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, Guatemalan Education Action Project

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