Country Reports: Guatemala
At the invitation of the UN Program for Development (UNDP), an EAAF member participated in an independent delegation created to evaluate the activities of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) between the years 1998 to 2002.
From April 30-May 4, 2001, one EAAF member and an Argentinean forensic pathologist conducted a workshop for 52 judges and staff from the Guatemalan Public Ministry, presenting new developments in the forensic sciences and their potential applications in cases coming before the Guatemalan courts in the post-Peace Accords era.
As a result of a collaborative agreement, one EAAF member participated in exhumations related to the San Francisco de Netón case, conducted by the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation.
Four missions to assist the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation with cases involving exhumations and laboratory analyses.
Annual Report 1994-1995
In 1994 and 1995, at the request of FAMDEGUA (Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos de Guatemala) and with the support of the Legal Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala, members of EAAF conducted two mission to investigate the massacre of "Dos RRs". Reportedly, approximately 500 people were massacred by the Guatemalan Army in 1982.
Annual Report 1993
One EAAF member traveled to Guatemala to share experiences with the newly formed Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Team ( EAFG). While in Guatemala, EAAF also met with several local human rights organizations.
Annual Report 1992
EAAF participated in an intensive training program for local anthropologists and students to form a local forensic anthropology team in order to investigate the numerous cases of disappearance and mass killings during the internal conflict, which included classroom work, exhumations, and laboratory work for three clandestine mass graves in the department of Santa Cruz del Quiche.
Annual Report 1991
The team completed 90% of the excavation on Sector 134 of the Avellaneda cemetery, located in the outskirts of the city of Buenos Aires, in which disappeared people were buried in a series of common graves between 1976 and 1978. EAAF recovered so far 302 individuals many of whom are supposed to correspond to disappeared people.