¡Ayúdanos a publicar la verdad sobre el genocidio en Guatemala! - Help Us Publish The Truth About The Maya Genocide!

Guatemala C.A, Guatemala
Finished 10 / 11 / 2020
Funded!
Received
€ 5.978
Minimum
€ 3.960
Optimum
€ 5.820
80 Co-financiers
Contributing € 2
¡EXCLUSIVAMENTE PARA GUATEMALA! Si estás en Guatemala por 20 Quetzales te enviamos una postal dedicada

Para las personas que donen desde Guatemala, por 20 Quetzales enviamos una postal dedicada con una imagen de la fotógrafa Jean- Marie Simon, que forma parte del apéndice fotográfico del libro.

> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 10
Postal digital dedicada

Por un importe de 10 euros ofrecemos envío digital de una postal con una imagen de la fotógrafa Jean- Marie Simon, que forma parte del apéndice fotográfico del libro.

> 03 Co-financiers
Contributing € 12
¡EXCLUSIVAMENTE PARA GUATEMALA! Si estás en Guatemala ¡por 110 Quetzales te regalamos un ejemplar del libro!

Por la donación de 110 Quetzales te regalamos un libro. Se entregará en la Casa del Libro, interior de la Casa Cervantes (5a Calle 5-18 Zona 1, de Ciudad de Guatemala).

> 07 Co-financiers
Contributing € 28
Te regalamos un libro ¡no lo dudes! (RECÓGELO EN MADRID)

Por un importe de 28 euros, además de la postal digital, ofrecemos de regalo un ejemplar del libro a partir de su fecha de impresión. Este regalo se entregará en la presentación que se haga en Madrid a finales de año con ayuda de la Fundación Abogacía Española.

> 10 Co-financiers
Contributing € 35
Regalo de un libro ¡recíbelo en tu casa! (ENVÍO NACIONAL)

Por un importe de 35 euros regalamos:

  • postal digital
  • un ejemplar del libro (envío incluído a cualquier lugar de La Península)
> 11 Co-financiers
Contributing € 50
Regalo de un libro sin moverse de casa ¡recíbelo en cualquier lugar de Europa donde estés! (ENVÍO PAÍSES U. EUROPEA)

Por un importe de 50 euros ofrecemos de regalo:

  • postal digital
  • un ejemplar del libro (envío incluído a cualquier lugar de Europa)

> 11 Co-financiers
Contributing € 100
Además de la postal y el poster personalizado, regalamos dos libros ¡os los enviamos a cualquier lugar de Europa donde estéis! (ENVÍO PAÍSES U. EUROPEA)

Por 100 euros ofrecemos:

  • postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • regalo de 2 libros (envío incluído a cualquier lugar de Europa)
> 05 Co-financiers
Contributing € 125
Además de la postal y el poster personalizado ¡regalamos dos libros y os los envíamos a Estados Unidos! (ENVÍO ESTADOS UNIDOS)

Por 125 euros (150$) regalamos:

  • postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • regalo de 2 libros enviados a Estados Unidos (envío incluído).
> 01 Co-financiers
Contributing € 150
Regalo de una postal digital, póster personalizado y regalo de 3 libros enviados a vuestra casa o sede (ENVÍO PAÍSES U. EUROPEA)

Por 150 euros regalamos:

  • postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • 3 libros enviados a cualquier lugar de Europa (envío incluído).

> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 300
Mención en los agradecimientos del libro, regalo de 5 libros, postal digital, póster personalizado (ENVÍO PAÍSES U. EUROPEA)

  • Por 300 € regalamos
  • una postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • regalo de 5 libros enviados a cualquier lugar de Europa
  • mención en los agradecimientos del libro. Es la única parte del libro que se puede modificar (El límite para inclusión en los agradecimientos es el 20 de octubre 2020).
> 03 Co-financiers
Contributing € 500
Charla coloquio, mención en los agradecimientos, regalo de 7 libros, poster personalizado y postal digital (ENVÍO NACIONAL)

Por 500 € ofrecemos:

  • postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • 7 libros enviados a cualquier lugar de España (envío incluido).
  • mención en los agradecimientos del libro (el límite para inclusión en los agradecimientos es el 20 de octubre 2020).
  • charla coloquio sobre el libro.
> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 1.000
Logo de la organización en contraportada libro, mención en los agradecimientos, charla, regalo de 10 libros, póster personalizado y postal digital

Por 1.000 € ofrecemos:

  • postal digital
  • póster personalizado para cada organización o empresa que apoye
  • 10 libros enviados a cualquier lugar
  • mención en los agradecimientos del libro
  • charla coloquio sobre el libro
  • LOGO de la organización en contraportada del libro. Se sumarán a los 4 logos que ya están (El límite de tiempo para inclusión de agradecimientos y logos es el 20 de octubre de 2020).
> 00 Co-financiers

About this project

Sofía Duyos reveals the secret military plan to exterminate the Maya people. Help us so the Guatemalan genocide does not go unpunished!
Material Minimum Optimum
Edición, diagramación, impresión de 500 ejemplares del libro
El libro consta de 440 páginas diagramadas de las cuales 422 páginas impresas a un color (negro) y 18 páginas impresas a full color en tiro y retiro de papel Bond Blanco 80grs; portada en cartoncillo Texcote Calibre 14 impresora a full color en tiro y retiro con solapas y acabo en plástico mate en tiro de portada, pegadas en caliente con lomo. Adicionalmente, incluye 3 desplegables doble carta impresas a full color en tiro. 1. Diseño y maquetación: 8.000 Q • Diseño de portada e interiores a cargo de diseñadores • Elaboración de arte final, presentación de 2 maquetas para la revisión cuidadosa previo a la impresión • Elaboración de demos • Tramite de ISBN y Código de Barras • Tamaño final con cortes finales 8x10.5 2. Corrector profesional de estilo que incluye lectura, cotejo y corrección de textos: 7.000Q 3. Impresión 500 ejemplares: 22.800Q Total 37.800 Q El total es de 37.800 Q (4.228,38 € ). La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala ha aportado 10.000Q para la edición y diagramación, ya realizadas. Quedan 3110 euros.
€ 3.110
Elaboración de materiales para la campaña
Diseño de postales y pósteres personalizados por la diseñadora Rosy Botero: 100 € Diseño del video de la campaña por productora Árbol de Agua: 250 € Traducción de la campaña y doblaje al inglés del vídeo: 150€
€ 500
Görev Minimum Optimum
Envío regalos
Envío de los regalos por correo postal Envío a la Península 2,67 € por libro (50 libros): 133,5 € Envío Reino Unido/ Francia/ Alemania 6,37 € (20 libros): 127,4€ Envío Suecia 7,71€ (10 libros): 77,1 € Envío Estados Unidos (10 libros) 10,74€ Total: 348,74€
€ 350
Actividad de presentación en Guatemala
Billete Madrid- Ciudad de Guatemala: 750 € Estancia: viáticos de 5 días: 200 € Organización del evento: alquiler de sala, diseño invitaciones, etc: 250€ (2.300Q)
€ 1.200
Presentación del libro en Madrid
Alquiler de sala 200 €
€ 200
Presentación del libro en Estocolmo
Billete 360€ y estancia 100€: 460 €
€ 460
Total € 3.960 € 5.820
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General information

The secret papers from the genocide in Guatemala. Help us make the truth known!

Background

Between 1978 and 1984, a genocide that remains unpunished took place in Guatemala. Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and his high command drew a secret plan to exterminate the Maya Ixil people. More than 100.000 people were murdered in the course of its execution. The code name for one of the operations was “Operación Sofía.”
In 2006, the file of Operación Sofía was sent anonymously to a Guatemalan NGO. It contained secret military messages which would provide key evidence against Ríos when he was later tried for genocide. In 2013, after a lengthy legal battle, the ex-dictator was found guilty of genocide, but the trial was illegally declared null ten days later. Ríos died in his bed in 2018.
From the moment the verdict was declared null, I’ve dedicated every moment available to analyse and do research on Operación Sofía
What was the plan? Who gave the orders to exterminate the Mayas? Who carried them out? Who connived with them, inside and outside Guatemala? How is it possible that none of these culprits is in prison?
Along these 400 pages, I try to establish how the Maya ixil people were methodically annihilated. I examine this brutal operation on the bases of factual evidence, including maps that show where Maya villages were burned and their dwellers massacred, or else sent to concentration camps known as “model villages”. The book also includes photographs of the genocide taken by Jean-Marie Simon and Ulf Aneer, who were in Guatemala at the time of the massacres and know this tragic story in depth.
Impunity grieves the memory of the victims and prolongs the suffering of the survivors.
A genocide that goes unpunished is an open wound for all humankind.
That’s why I am asking for your help to publish my book.

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

This project’s main goal is to make public how the genocide of the Maya Ixil people took place.
Though other books have dwelled on the subject, none have examined in this level of detail and based in documentary evidence the modus operandi of the Guatemalan military, who branded all Maya Ixil enemies of the State and tried to annihilate them.
The photographs and maps in my book reveal to what extent this was a coordinated, methodical campaign whose victims had no chance to defend themselves against their own country’s security forces.
The book also highlights how easily racism and greed can lead to dehumanizing the other: for Ríos Montt, his high command and those who followed their orders, the Maya Ixil were not men and women, boys and girls, but military targets without rights, lives or dreams.
The fact that they were “Indians” spared fears of being brought to justice. Structural racism was at the origin of the Mayan genocide and allowed the culprits to hide and minimize their crimes, not only inside Guatemala but across what we consider the civilized world.
In this sense, I aim to denounce once more these crimes against humanity. In a language accessible to everyone, I tell again the story of this war of annihilation, so my book can be read and consulted not only by specialized lawyers and researchers but also by students, teachers, social leaders, human rights defenders and all those who want to know what happened.
The minimum target of this campaign will cover the costs of editing and printing The secret papers of the genocide in Guatemala. If we reach the optimum, I’ll be able to launch it and promote it in Guatemala, Spain, Sweden and other countries where there is support for the project. In gratitude to contributors, I have designed postcards and posters that help raise awareness of the horrors that took place in Guatemala.
The truth of the Guatemalan genocide must be made known.
Its victims must not fall into oblivion.
That’s why I am asking you for help to me publish my book.

Why this is important

Why is this crucial?

According to international law, victims and survivors of crimes against humanity such as genocide have a right to learn the truth, see justice done and receive compensation. In Guatemala, these rights have never been recognized or honoured by the State.
Learning the truth not only gives genocide victims dignity or ease ongoing suffering amongst genocide survivors. It is also paramount for democracy, since a society that ignores its own past, doesn’t recognize victims and doesn’t punish culprits is condemned to relive its own history. In Guatemala, today, crime and impunity run rampant and this erodes the credibility of the country’s institutions, plagued by corruption and violence.
To publish the secret history of the genocide also implies denouncing the structural racism and unfairness that are still pervasive in Guatemala’s institutions and security forces, involved daily in crimes and wrongdoings that range from petty corruption to the assassination of social leaders.
Both this campaign and my book intend to be an urgent wake up call. The genocide of the Mayas is not a memory from the past: it could take place again today in Guatemala. It’s up to each one of us to do everything in our power in order to prevent it.

Team and experience

I spent nearly a decade researching and writing The secret papers of the genocide in Guatemala.
I put into it all my professional expertise as a human rights researcher and as a criminal lawyer, as well as my experience in development cooperation, migrations and humanitarian law.
Between 2008 and 2013, I had direct knowledge of the evidence as part of the legal team in the genocide case against Ríos Mort at the Spanish Special Criminal Court. Simultaneously, I acted as legal advisor for the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH) in the case against Ríos and his intelligence chief Rodríguez Sánchez that was prosecuted in Guatemala.
During this period, I wrote various articles on gender and defence of human rights and coordinated several anthologies about the Guatemalan genocide. I have also had the opportunity to investigate human rights violations in other Latina American countries, including Colombia, Honduras and Mexico.
Along the long road leading to this campaign, I received crucial support from two Guatemalan NGOs and two Spanish ones: the Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of Guatemala (ODHAG) and the International Platform Against Impunity, both in Guatemala, and in Spain, Fundación Paz y Solidaridad and Fundación Abogacía Española, all of them recognized for their long time commitment to the defence of human rights.
I owe the book’s wonderful prologue to Virgilio Álvarez Aragón, a brilliant sociologist and pedagogue with a profound knowledge of the Guatemalan armed conflict. The epilogue was written by attorney Nery Rodenas, who is the head lawyer at the ODHAG. Professor Manuel Ollé, an expert in Universal Justice cases, has generously contributed a short text, and so has Antonio García, former head of the legal department at Comisiones Obreras, the organization that denounced Ríos Montt of genocide before the Spanish Special Criminal Court.

Social commitment