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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
October 18, 2011: Death toll contiues to rise due to heavy rains and flooding in Guatemala
October 17, 2011: Guatemalan government declares 'state of emergency'
June 29, 2011: The Public Ministry and the CICIG investigate the Social Communications Office of the National Civil Police.
May 31, 2011: The Public Prosecutor's Office Appeals Portillo's Absolution.
October 17, 2011: Two women sentenced for illegal adoption activities
September 29, 2011: Guatemala to request Temporary Protected Status
June 28, 2011: Senate hearing on the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act takes place in Washington, D.C.
August 31, 2011: Five arrested in Plan de Sanchez case
February 21, 2011: Jennifer Harbury speaks publicly on the case of her husband, Everardo Bámaca.
Justice and Impunity
December 15, 2011: Former military officer and PAC members to be tried for Plan de Sanchez massacre
December 5, 2011: Millions of documents from the national police to be available online
December 2, 2011: 38 supposed guerilla members accused of crimes against humanity
December 9, 2011: Three former Kaibiles to serve in new administration
November 18, 2011: President-elect Perez Molina meets with U.S. Commander in Chief of SOUTHCOM
Mining and Land Rights
November 28, 2011: Plaza Publica provides a detailed update on the dire situation of the evicted families in the Polochic Valley
October 4, 2011: Tufts releases extensive study critcizing mining activities in San Marcos by Goldcorp
September 26, 2011: UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples denounces extractive projects
Violence Against Women
September 28, 2011: Congress approves resolution 4-2011 urging the state to act with due diligence in cases of femicide
July 27, 2011: Spain will hear femicide cases from the internal conflict
Violence, Gangs and Narcotrafficking
September 29, 2011: U.S. Ambassador announced commitment to fighting narco-trafficking
June 23, 2011:Guatemala City hosts SICA/Donor Conference to develop a Central America Citizen Security Strategy.
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