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Verdict in Guatemala Disappearance Case!

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Benetech Statistical Expert Testifies in Guatemala Disappearance Case The Benetech Human Rights Program uses cutting edge computing methods and statistical analysis to provide objective evidence of human rights violations. Tags: Guzmán archive National Police Archive human rights trial Guatemala disappeances. The estimated 31.7

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Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

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Then again, I shouldn’t have been surprised when I heard the playful notes of a street band wafting through the window while in Guatemala with Benetech's Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). But first: why was I, a fresh graduate of UCLA, in Guatemala in the first place? You see, HRDAG is anything but a typical organization.

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Testimony From Benetech’s Daniel Guzmán Helps Establish Legal Precedent and Convictions for Forced Disappearance in Guatemala

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I announced in this blog last month that judges in Guatemala had found two former police officers guilty in the 1984 forced disappearance of Guatemalan student and union leader Edgar Fernando García. The archive includes documents generated during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict which took place from 1960 to 1996.

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Guatemala Photo Essay

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Ann Harrison, our Communications Director, just pulled together a great photo essay on our work with the National Police Archive in Guatemala. Bringing Ann on board has been a key part of improving our communications as an organization.

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Guatemala's civil war records

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A great radio story aired today on Public Radio International's show, The World, on Guatemala's civil war records. It talks about National Police Archive in Guatemala, and has a quote from Patrick Ball. Clark Boyd of The World took a team to Guatemala earlier this month, and was there for their big election.

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Guatemala: the Secret Files

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Frontline World is airing a terrific piece on our Guatemala work tonight on KQED in the Bay Area (9 pm PT). You can view it online right now. It already aired on the east coast. I don't think we've ever had such extensive and thoughtful coverage of a topic: there are the video segments, slideshows, extended interviews and more.

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Guatemala struggles to find war crimes justice

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Two good articles recently covered the Guatemala secret police archive project that we are supporting. Guatemala struggles to find war crimes justice was in the San Francisco Chronicle, and captures the personal side of this work. Many people want to know what happened to those who disappeared in Guatemala's civil war.

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