The Empire’s Media and the Quest for Veto Authority in the Americas by Joe Emersberger

6 June 2018 — FAIR

CSM: Pence replacing Trump at Peru summit. But name that matters most is Monroe.

Christian Science Monitor (4/11/18)

In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western Hemisphere.  Analysts were quoted (Christian Science Monitor, 4/11/18) worrying that Trump’s belligerent and racist outbursts would weaken Washington’s power in the region.

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“GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator” now available on iTunes By Kate Doyle

17 December 2013 — Unredacted

In a startling loop of time and memory, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator shows how a filmmaker’s first documentary became instrumental in the indictment and conviction of Guatemala’s ex-dictator Ríos Montt for genocide against the Mayan population. “Granito” transports us back in time through haunting tale of state repression and violence, and then returns to the present with a cast joined by destiny- the quest to bring a dictator to justice. The work of the National Security Archive Senior Analyst Kate Doyle is featured in the film.

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Video: FAIR TV: PBS and Koch, Guatemala and the U.S. Role and Rumsfeld Meets the Press

25 May 2013 — FAIR Blog

This week: PBS won’t be showing us the documentary Citizen Koch–for some very dubious reasons. Also: The New York Times points out that the U.S. role in supporting genocide in Guatemala was hardly discussed at the trial; the same goes for U.S. media coverage of that trial. And Donald Rumsfeld goes on Meet the Press to talk about accountability. No, it’s not what you think.

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Bum Rap: The U.S. Role in Guatemalan Genocide By Peter Hart

21 May 2013 — FAIR Blog

I was struck by this May 17 headline in the New York Times:

Trial on Guatemalan Civil War Carnage Leaves Out U.S. Role

Reporter Elisabeth Malkin provides a pretty thorough accounting of U.S. support for Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. The “long history” of U.S. support for the brutal military went back to a CIA-backed coup in 1954, Malkin reported. She added:

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Guatemala’s Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction: Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins By Jay Janson

18 May 2013 — Global Research 

Presiding Judge, “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt. Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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Guatemala's Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction: Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins By Jay Janson

18 May 2013 — Global Research 

Presiding Judge, “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt. Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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Black Agenda Report 15 May 2013: The More Effective Evil, When Prosecutors Are Crimimals

15 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

The More Effective Evil

by Your World News

For some time now, Black Agenda Report has been calling the Obama administration not the lesser of two but the more effective evil, able to enact measures that white Democrats or Republicans could not without massive public opposition. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report March 20, 2013: Disaster Capitalism in Detroit, Cypus, Atlanta, US-Israel Axis of Evil

20 March 2013 — This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Detroit and the people of Cyprus share the same enemy.” The Lords of Capital, who are preparing to snatch chunks of cash straight out of ordinary people’s accounts in Cyprus, to pay for a bank bailout, are the same class that has “devalued the franchise of the 49 percent of Michigan’s Black population that live in municipalities and school districts under the thumb of outside financial managers.” Continue reading

REMAINS OF TWO OF GUATEMALA’S DEATH SQUAD DIARY VICTIMS FOUND IN MASS GRAVE

22 November 2011 — National Security Archive

Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala identifies them through DNA
For more information contact: Kate Doyle – 646/670-8841
http://www.nsarchive.org

Washington, D.C., November 22, 2011 – The bodies of two men whose disappearance in 1984 was recorded in the notorious Guatemalan “death squad diary” have been located on a former military base outside the capital and positively identified through DNA testing, according to the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala, which announced its findings in a press conference this morning.

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