GUATEMALA: Indigenous People Face Discrimination, U.N. Report Says

Author: UN Wire, Published on: 21 September 2001

Indigenous people in Guatemala still face racial, ethnic and cultural discrimination although the country signed a human rights agreement more than seven years ago, the U.N. Verification Mission in the country (MINUGUA) said yesterday in a new report...The United Nations urged implementation of affirmative action programs in the country and called on the government to consider legislation that would for the first time make racial discrimination a criminal offense.

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