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GSN MONDAY MAILER SEPTEMBER 14 2015

Posted by on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized.

THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE RESPONDED AND KEEP EM COMING

Call for Nominations – GSN Conference Organizers
GSN is beginning a round of elections for the two position of conference organizers for the 2017 GSN summer meeting in Guatemala.   The two conference organizers work together to develop the program of roughly five “foros” and doing the work of organizing the conference with the support of a team of colleagues who have previously run the conference.  Nominations will be accepted until September 20, 2015.  You may nominate someone else or nominate yourself, however, if you nominate someone please ensure they are willing to serve.  After nominations are submitted an online election will be held in mid-September.  Send nominations to thomasoffit@gmail.com.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. A FEW LINKS
2. GSN'ER WENDY KRAMER FINDS MAJOR NEW EVIDENCE REGARDING JUAN RODRIGUEZ CABRILLO
3.  EXPERT WITNESS HELP REGARDING LAND DISPUTE IN TODOS SANTOS
4. OPEN LETTER DENOUNCING THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING CUT FOR FUNDACION SOBREVIVIENTES
 
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1.  A FEW LINKS
C.  GUATEMALA SETS PACE IN CORRUPTION FIGHT http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34195758
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2. GSN'ER WENDY KRAMER FINDS MAJOR NEW EVIDENCE REGARDING JUAN RODRIGUEZ CABRILLO 
 
 
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/sep/14/cabrillo-spain-settle-debate/

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3. EXPERT WITNESS HELP REGARDING LAND DISPUTE IN TODOS SANTOS
 
Dear Guatemalan Scholars:
 
My name is Gautam and I'm an attorney working at a nonprofit legal services organization on behalf of a detained indigenous client in Eloy Arizona.  He is a Todo Santeran monolingual Mam speaker who has lived in the San Juan-Todos Santos border, according to him, a place called Mojon de San Juan, but he believes it is Todos Santos land.
 
Police and army folk apparently have targeted him due to his connections to Todos Santos (he wears those clothes, speaks Mam of Todos Santos dialect) and they believe that his land is part of San Juan as opposed to Todos Santos.  Somehow, he is in the middle of the dispute and suffered serious torture, including broken bones from beatings, and has been beaten with sticks and machetes.  These people are San Juan folk, and he has been mocked for his dress and indigenous identity.
 
He claims the mayor of the village was also paid off to not pay attention to the dispute and also the persecutors speak Spanish (and are likely ladino).  His family includes his wife and children back in Guatemala and believes they are also in danger.  He also states that the people who targeted him have been looking for him now that he is in the USA.  
 
If you or anyone you know would be willing to act as a country condition expert to corroborate the plausibility of these facts, your expertise would be much appreciated.  You may be called upon to testify telephonically for the court hearing in Arizona.  Please contact me soon via email or by phone 510.992.3714.  Detained cases move quickly and my client needs help soon.

 

regards,

Gautam Jagannath |  Director  |  Attorney
Social Justice Collaborative | socialjusticecollaborative.org
420 3rd Street, Suite 130 | Oakland, CA 94607

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4. OPEN LETTER DENOUNCING THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING CUT FOR FUNDACION SOBREVIVIENTES

SEE ATTACHMENT ABOVE