Human Rights Events and Anniversaries
35 imagesGuatemalan lawyer and political activist, Alfonso Bauer Paiz, passed away at the age of 93 due to heart failure on Sunday, July 10th, 2011. Revered as an exemplary citizen and the last of an outstanding generation, Bauer Paiz held several official posts during the revolutionary governments of the so-called Guatemalan Spring between 1944 and 1954. He participated in the Latin American revolutionary processes in Chile, Cuba, Nicaragua, and eventually aided Guatemalan refugees in Mexico. More info: http://www.mimundo.org/2011/07/13/farewell-to-the-legendary-alfonso-bauer-paiz-until-always-don-ponchito/
3 imagesMembers of CONAVIGUA (National Coordination of Guatemalan Widows) celebrate All Souls Day, or Day of the Dead, at the former Military Garrison in San Juan Comalapa. Between 2003 and 2005, dozens of exhumations carried out at the former military outpost rendered the human remains of 179 wartime victims killed by the Guatemalan State forces. In 2010, CONAVIGUA inaugurated a memorial chapel deemed Nimajay, or big house in the local Maya Kakchiquel language, where the family members can honor those killed during the internal armed conflict. San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. November 2, 2015.