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Press Release: Maya Leader to Speak at Event in Santa Cruz

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Press Release: Maya Leader to Speak at Event in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, Wednesday, April 23, 2014: On Monday, May 12th (7–8:30PM) at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Limitless Horizons Ixil’s (LHI) Managing Director, Verónica Yat Tiu, is making her first visit to the US from Chajul, Guatemala, in celebration of 10 years of LHI’s progress in the community. She will share about her experience as a Maya leader in rural Guatemala, the country’s transformation in the aftermath of the Guatemalan Civil War, and LHI’s work to create opportunities for her community’s youth and families. Yat Tiu was raised in Chajul during and after...

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Human Rights in Latin America: The Rios Montt Genocide Trial

Posted on May 15, 2013

Human Rights in Latin America: The Rios Montt Genocide Trial

BY LAURA MYERS, in THE GLOBALIST: It is a long way between the courtroom in Guatemala City where former president Efraín Ríos Montt recently stood trial for genocide and the town of Chajul, deep in the Guatemalan highlands, where many of the human rights abuses were committed…

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The Maya-Ixil Move Forward

Posted on May 15, 2013

The Maya-Ixil Move Forward

BY JOEL HERSCH, GOOD TIMES: Local nonprofit works to educate and create opportunity for indigenous communities in Guatemala. In an isolated region of the Guatemala mountains called Ixil, the indigenous Maya population was devastated by a civil war between the government and leftist guerrilla factions that spanned 1960 to 1996…

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Glen Rock handcrafts sale supports education in Guatemala

Posted on Dec 20, 2012

Glen Rock handcrafts sale supports education in Guatemala

BY MARY JO LAYTON, STAFF WRITER, THE RECORD:   Shoppers scooped up hand-woven scarves, beaded Christmas ornaments, jewelry, purses and bags Sunday at a holiday sale in Glen Rock that offered an alternative to the familiar mall options while benefiting an impoverished Guatemalan community…

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