Miles O'Brien reports from Guatemala on forensic science used to document charges of a genocide against thousands of indigenous Mayans in the 80s. From Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin, who co-produced the piece, here's a look at their reporting.
Brigitte Gynther and Azadeh Shahshahani
In These Times
Last month, the White House announced more than $1.9 billion in “private sector commitments” to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador-part of Vice President Harris’ “Call to Action” to address the root causes of migration from northern Central America.
Today in Guatemala there are sustained attacks on judicial independence and threats against human rights defenders. But after waiting nearly four decades, the families of the victims of wartime atrocities demand their day in court.
“We traveled to Central America to investigate the root causes of migration. What we found is a resilient region where corporate interests, international development institutions, and the U.S. government have played a profoundly destabilizing role."
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