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GSN MONDAY MAILER MAY 23 2016

Posted by on Monday, June 13, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. LINKS
2. THIS WEEK MUSEUM LECTURES AT CASA POPENOE
3. THE GHRC IS HIRING
 
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1. LINKS
A. Guatemala's ‘Dollar Boy’ Says He Paid Politicians Hefty Bribe http://www.insightcrime.org/news-briefs/guatemala-chico-dolar-paid-politicians-hefty-bribes
B. Snowden Leaks Reveal NSA Role In Destabilizing Latin America http://www.mintpressnews.com/snowden-leaks-reveal-nsa-role-destabilizing-latin-america/216496/
 
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2. THIS WEEK MUSEUM LECTURES AT CASA POPENOE
 
Estimado amigo:
Ante la imposibilidad de realizar el Curso Académico de Especialización de Museos en el Popol Vuh, previsto para los dias 23 a 27 de mayo, la Universidad Francisco Marroquín ha decidido traspasar varias de las ponencias a la Casa Popenoe, en la Antigua Guatemala.
 
De esta forma, las charlas a impartir y las actividades asociadas con este curso reducido serán las siguientes:
 
Lunes, 23 de mayo
8:30-8:55 Recepción de participantes
9:00-9:50 Antonio Espinosa, Vilamuseu, Accesibilidad e inclusión en museos y patrimonio arqueológico.
10:00-10:50 Andrea Rojas, Universidad de Alicante, Modelos de gestión: públicos, privados, y público-privado implementados en Europa.
11:00-11:25 Receso Café
11:30-12:20 Blanca Quintana, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Protocolo de actuación sobre arte rupestre: aplicación e impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en el registro digital y puesta en valor.
12:30-13:20 Carlos González, Museo Popol Vuh, Restauración y conservación de cerámica.
 
Martes, 24 de mayo
8:30-8:55 Recepción de participantes
9:00-9:50 Antonio Espinosa, Vilamuseu, La interpretación del patrimonio aplicado a la Arqueología.
10:00-10:50 Susana Campins, Asociación de Museos de Guatemala, Organización de museos en Guatemala.
11:00-11:25 Receso Café
11:30-12:20 Loren Lemus, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, y Ana Claudia Soasnávar, Casa Santo Domingo, La gestión privada del patrimonio: Casa Popenoe y Casa Santo Domingo.
12:30-13:20 Fernando Paniagua, Registro de Bienes Culturales -IDAEH-, Legislación y registro de piezas arqueológicas y coloniales.
 
Todas las charlas se impartirán en el Sitio Escolástico de la Casa Popenoe, en la Antigua Guatemala, 6a Calle Oriente, #16.
El curso por día tendrá un valor de Q30 (Q15 para estudiantes, guías de turismo y miembros de la AMG).
 
Esperamos contar con su participación.
 
Saludos,
 
 
— 
Alberto Garín
 
Director
 
Exploraciones sobre la Historia
 
 
Universidad Francisco Marroquín

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3. THE GHRC IS HIRING
 
The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC) is seeking an Executive Director to manage our small, dynamic team in Washington, DC and Guatemala City, and guide GHRC’s work over the coming years. This position is based in Washington, DC and requires some domestic travel in addition to travel to Guatemala.This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in leading human rights advocacy in Central America and fostering the organizational health of a long-standing and impactful organization.
 
Responsibilities of the Executive Director
 
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the ongoing creativity, effectiveness, and financial stability of the organization, with support from the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will manage a small, committed and passionate staff of 2-3 people, and guide work with interns and volunteers. S/he will sustain active solidarity partnerships with GHRC partners across the Guatemala, including human rights NGOs and community leaders, and guide GHRC’s actions to protect defenders at risk. S/he will engage GHRC’s grassroots base and leverage NGO partnerships to advance advocacy work on behalf of Guatemalan partners and victims of violations. The Executive Director will engage strategically with US and Guatemalan government offices, as well as regional and international bodies such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
 
A successful candidate will be fully bilingual, have at least 5 years of experience doing human rights advocacy and solidarity work, have experience in distance management, and have a proven track record running successful campaigns and fundraising initiatives.
 
A complete description of the position is available here.
 
Term: Candidates who can make at least a two year commitment are preferred; there will be a six month introductory period. Salary: commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health and dental coverage and four weeks of paid vacation.
 
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, salary history/requirements, and a brief writing sample (no more than 2 pages) in both English and Spanish to the GHRC Board at jobs@ghrc-usa.org, with your name and “Executive Director” in the subject line.
 
Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis starting May 16. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Ideal start date for this position is mid-June 2016.
 
 The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA values a multicultural and multiethnic work environment and strongly encourages people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.