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March of thousands in Guatemala calls for an end to forced evictions

Headline Title:  March of thousands in Guatemala calls for an end to forced evictions 29 March 2012 Guatemala’s new government must halt the use of forced evictions to resolve land disputes, Amnesty International said, after tens of thousands of demonstrators took part in a nine-day protest march to the country’s capital, Guatemala City.The 215km march was organized to mark the first anniversary of the forced eviction of 12 Indigenous communities in Valle de Polochic, Alta Verapaz, in the north of the country. It started in the city of Cobán, in the department of Alta Verapaz in central…

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