The elderly defendant, having been found guilty and sentenced for genocide, stood alone among the spectators. Adrift in a vast public space that was more like an auditorium than a courtroom, the old man wavered about with no one to lean on.Read more
Gilda Aguilar, a prosecuting attorney for Guatemala’s Justice Ministry, was hurrying home to her two teenage daughters. Another attorney, a friend of Gilda’s, was driving; and Samuel Gonzales, a young police officer, was her security.Read more
In Guatemala, the Justice Ministry and its leader, the attorney general, have a separate place in the constitutional order. For one thing, the attorney general’s term does not coincide with the president’s. The president takes office on January 14 of every year divisible by four (2004, 2008, 2012, etc.); while the attorney general takes office two years later, on May 15.Read more
“Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions.” That’s how the university describes itself.
But Georgetown’s use of its prestige to elevate Guatemala’s former attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz, to star status raises questions about the direction the university has taken.
The crisis in Venezuela has gradually been seeping into large media outlets in the Unites States and Canada, and earlier this month I had the opportunity to appear on Stossel to explain why the Chavista push for “social justice” has led to nothing short of a nightmare.Read more
Guatemala’s congress last night voted to strip President Otto Pérez Molina of his official immunity from charges of involvement in a bribery ring. His former vice president, Roxana Baldetti, is already in prison, where she is awaiting trial on similar charges.Read more
The United States, under President Obama, is helping radical anti-Americans take power in our country.Read more
Few if any nonprofits have supported my intellectual development to the degree of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS). Nestled on the University of Miami campus, their media footprint, publications, and on-site events demonstrate exemplary productivity.Read more
Each year the who’s who of young libertarian and classical-liberal activists descend on Washington, DC, and they recognize their most successful peers. The highest honor of the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference, for an individual “alumnus” or role model, went to whistleblower Edward Snowden, but the budding Honduran branch of the international organization garnered victory for the event of the year.Read more
The question at the heart of the Ríos Montt trial is a simple and potentially dreadful one: did genocide occur during Guatemala’s internecine conflict?Read more