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GSN MONDAY MAILER MARCH 03 2014

Posted by administrador on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in News.

CORRECTION: IN THE MAILER OF JANUARY 27TH, I ERRONEOUSLY MISSPELLED THE NAME OF GHENT UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR LIESELOTTE VIAENE, PLEASE SEE # 5 BELOW FOR A REPOST. SORRY LIESELOTTE

1.       A FEW LINKS
2.       SAD NEWS ON THE DEATH OF GREAT GUATEMALANIST SHELDON ANNIS FROM GSN STALWART DAVID STOLL
3.       ANOTHER COMMUNITY RADIO STATION ATTACKED
4.       INEQUALITIES IN LATIN AMERICA CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
5.      NEW RESEARCH ON LAW AND JUSTICE FROM NEW GSN’ER LIESELOTTE VIAENE
6.       EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED FOR TESTIMONY ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN GUATEMALA
7.       GREAT LOOKING PAPER ON NARCO-DEFORESTATION IN GUATEMALA BY GSN’ER MATTHEW TAYLOR


 
1.       A FEW LINKS
a.       Central American women put their lives on the line for human rights http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/25/central-america-women-human-rights-initiative
b.       Guatemala may be about to oust Rios Montt prosecutor http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/25/6189152/guatemala-may-be-about-to-oust.html
c.       Court hearing on Guatemala’s attorney general draws hundreds http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/26/3656617/court-hearing-on-guatemalas-attorney.html
d.       Guatemala Supreme Court Justice Dies http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1686929&CategoryId=23558
 


 
2.       SAD NEWS ON THE DEATH OF GREAT GUATEMALANIST SHELDON ANNIS FROM GSN STALWART DAVID STOLL
 
Older GSNers may remember Sheldon Annis, the author of God and Production in a Guatemalan Town as well as a chapter in Robert Carmack and Shelton Davis’ Harvest of Violence.   Sheldon was a graduate of Wayne State University and the author of a 1970 hipster’s guide to Detroit.  He was one of Sol Tax’s last students at the University of Chicago and, following his late 1970s research, had the good sense to leave Guatemalan studies to its present inhabitants.  Now it appears that Sheldon is no longer of this world (http://treesforlife.org.uk/groves/grovepage-new2.php?id=6109 ).  His irony was always gentle and he will be missed.  Farewell, Sheldon!  


 
3.       ANOTHER COMMUNITY RADIO STATION ATTACKED
 
URGENTE.
 
Radio comunitaria San Jose, de San Jose Caben, San Pedro, San Marcos,  fue allanada por fuerzas de la policia y el ministerio publico esta mañana, robandose el equipo de la radio y fue detenido un compañero, la poblacion en estos momentos mantien de rreenes a dos policias y dos pediodistas.
La PDH, esta mediando la situacion, sin embargo a 500 metros dedonde de encuetra los detenidos por la poblacion,  se ha echo presente el ejecito, los antimotines y el minieterio publico.
Favor de denunciar estos echos de intimidacion, persecusion y decomisos de equipos que sufren las radios comunitarias.
 
Alberto Recinso
As: Mub´ab´l yol.


 
4.       INEQUALITIES IN LATIN AMERICA CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
 
Registration Open until April 1 for 3rd International Conference of desiguALdades.net
 
Inequalities in Latin America: Frictions between Global Configurations and National Negotiations
 
April 10 – 11, 2014, Berlin, Germany
 
We cordially invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference of the International Research Network desiguALdades.net: “Inequalities in Latin America: Frictions between Global Configurations and National Negotiations” which will take place on April 10 – 11, 2014 at the Seminaris CampusHotel in Berlin (Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin).
 
Please download the program of the conference here: http://www.desigualdades.net/bilder/Eventos_Informacion/Online-Program-Annual-Conference-2014_end1.pdf?1390385373
 
To attend the conference, please fill in the online registration form on our website (http://www.desigualdades.net/eventos_publicos/conferencias/index.html). Registration is open until April 1, 2014. All conference program events are free of charge for registered conference visitors.
 
For more information about the location, please see the venue website: http://www.seminaris.de/hotels/seminaris-campushotel-berlin.html
 
For further information please contact:
 
Dr. Bettina Schorr
Scientific Coordinator
desiguALdades.net
Freie Universität Berlin
Boltzmannstraße 1
14195 Berlin
 
Tel.: 0049-(0)30-838 58544
Mobil: 0049-(0)176-20721715
E-Mail: bettina.schorr@fu-berlin.de

We encourage further distribution and look forward to seeing you at the conference in April.
 


5.      NEW RESEARCH ON LAW AND JUSTICE FROM NEW GSN’ER LIESELOTTE VIAENE
 
Lieselotte Viaene [lieselotteviaene@yahoo.com]
 
GSN: PhD research about transitional justice and indigenous peoples in Guatemala
 
Lieselotte Viaene (lieselotteviaene@yahoo.com) has finished a Ph.D with the law faculty at Ghent University (Belgium) that may interest GSN members.  How do indigenous survivors, including perpetrators as well as victims, understand transitional justice? Between 2006 and 2010 Lieselotte did almost 2 years of multi-sited ethnographic research among Maya Q’eqchi’ internally displaced widows, elderly and ex-PAC  in Alta Verapaz.  She traced survivor views, priorities and practices as well as indigenous justice systems in post-conflict settings. She also studied transitional justice interventions such as the National Reparation Programme and the PAC compensation programme at the community level.  She would like to get in contact with GSN members interested in these issues.  Apart from the  dissertation (see attachment), her articles include the following:

Viaene, L., 2013, La relevancia local de procesos de justicia transicional. Voces de sobrevivientes indígenas sobre justicia y reconciliación de Guatemala posconflicto, Antípoda No 16, Revista de Antropología y Arqueología – Universidad de los Andes, Colombia,  Enero – Junio,  pp 85-112
http://antipoda.uniandes.edu.co/view.php/254/indexar.php?c=Noticias

Viaene, L., 2011, Dealing with the Legacy of Gross Human Rights Violations in Guatemala: Grasping the Mismatch between Macro Level Policies and Micro Level Processes, International Human Rights Journal, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp 1160-1181
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2010.511995#.UtQ_IrSa9AE
 
Viaene, L., 2010, Life is Priceless: Mayan Q’eqchi’ Voices on Guatemalan National Reparations Programa, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol 4, No. 1, pp 4-25
http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/1/4.abstract

Viaene, L., and Brems, E., 2010, Transitional Justice and Cultural Context: Learning from the Universality Debate, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp 199-224
https://biblio.ugent.be/input/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=901783&fileOId=978398

Lieselotte Viaene, 2011, ‘Voices from the shadows’. The role of cultural context in transitional justice processes: Mayan Q’eqchi’ perceptions in post-conflict Guatemala, unpublished PhD dissertation, Ghent University, Belgium, p304
https://biblio.ugent.be/input/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=3063795&fileOId=3063796


 
6.       EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED FOR TESTIMONY ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN GUATEMALA
 
I wanted to check whether there was an academic among the Guatemala Scholars Network specializing in issues pertaining to sexual orientation and gender in Guatemala.  We’re seeking an expert in the area for a withholding of removal case pending in immigration court in Los Angeles.  You can reach me by email or on my office line below. 
 
-Bobby
Bobby Gray | Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
355 South Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel:  213.683.9277| robert.gray@mto.com | www.mto.com
 


 
7.       GREAT LOOKING PAPER ON NARCO-DEFORESTATION IN GUATEMALA BY GSN’ER MATTHEW TAYLOR
 
I send along a paper that might be of interest to GSN.  It is based on research in Honduras and Guate.  Not sure if the PDF can be distributed to the list serve (copyright issues – do folks on the list often send do so from journals?  If not, here is the citation:
 
 McSweeney, K., E.A. Nielsen, M.J. Taylor, D.J. Wrathall, Z. Pearson, O. Wang, and S.T.Plumb. 2014. Drug policy as conservation policy: narco-deforestation. Science 343: 489-490.
 
The work was picked up by many papers, including Prensa Libre (http://www.prensalibre.com/internacional/Narcos-danan-bosques_0_1076892325.html)
 
Saludos and many thanks for the weekly mailer.
 
 Matthew
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Dr. Matthew Taylor
Associate Professor                                                                     
Department of Geography                                                            
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Denver, 80208                                                                                              
phone: 303 871 2656  
fax:  303 871 2201                                                                  
http://mysite.du.edu/~mtaylor7/site/home.html


  
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226



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