Guatemala’s Israeli Ties Drive Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

In recent years, Israel has been increasingly turning its attention to Latin America. The shift toward right-wing governments in the region, the latest example being Chile, may facilitate such diplomacy.

People wearing T-shirts with the Israeli flag demonstrate during a protest against Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom decision of supporting the creation of a Palestinian state, Guatemala City, Oct. 3, 2011. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA -- The unfolding of events since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, against international law and U.N. resolutions, revealed the historical bond between the settler-colonial state and Guatemala -- the latter being the first country after the U.S. to declare

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5 Forgotten Instances Of US Regime Change

The US has been engaged in regime change for decades, including in these instances that are rarely discussed by mainstream media.

A protester holds up an poster of Uncle Sam during a rally protesting U.S. regime change efforts in Venezuela at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

Some anniversaries are widely observed in the West: Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Holocaust Memorial Day, the September 11 atrocities, and so on. Yet there are other undesirable anniversaries that have been largely disappeared.   1 US-backed forces overthrow Goulart in Brazil (1964) Considering its vast size and abundant natural

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$1 Billion Lawsuit: Government Funded Studies Intentionally Infected People With STDs

Doctors from the hospital, the suit alleges, deliberately infected soldiers, prisoners, orphans, and the mentally ill with STDs like syphilis and gonorrhea — without their consent — in order to test whether or not penicillin could cure them.

A public health nurse demonstrates drawing flu vaccine from a bottle at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

(ANTIMEDIA) A class action lawsuit has been filed against Johns Hopkins University for performing unethical, government-sponsored studies on Guatemalan citizens in the 1940s and 1950s. Doctors from the hospital, the suit alleges, deliberately infected soldiers, prisoners, orphans, and the mentally ill with STDs like syphilis and gonorrhea — without

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Last Stop In Mexico: Migrants Find Security In Catholic Safe House Before Facing US Border

La Casa de Migrantes—the last safe house before the Mexico-US border—provides food, shelter and support for an average of 600 migrants each month.

Mexico Immigration

SALTILLO, Mexico — Alma Rosa Fernandez is exhausted. Every bone in her body aches after a gruelling 30-day journey from southern Guatemala to Saltillo in northern Mexico. In the month she spent clinging to the notorious freight train known as "The Beast" with her husband and three children aged 10 to 15, she endured sleep deprivation, hunger and

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How To Catch A Dictator

Guatemala’s U.S.-backed former ruler Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and war crimes against indigenous villagers.

Elena Caba waited more than 30 years for justice after she was raped and left for dead in a river alongside her neighbors during Guatemala’s bloody civil war. She was nine when soldiers stormed her Indigenous Ixil Maya village near Chajul in Guatemala’s western highlands and pulled her and her father out of their home before torching the town to

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UPDATE: Guatemala’s Rios Montt Found Guilty Of Genocide

The 86-year-old former general is the first former Latin American leader ever found guilty of such a charge.

May 11 update via the Associated Press: GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan court has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to 80 years in prison. The 86-year-old former general is the first former Latin American leader ever found guilty of such a charge. A three-judge

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