Jo-Marie Burt

Jo-Marie Burt

Jo-Marie Burt

Associate Professor

Comparative politics, Latin America, political violence, human rights, transitional justice

Jo-Marie Burt is associate professor of political science and Latin American Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. At Mason, she has served as Director of Latin American Studies, Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies, and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. She is an affiliate faculty in Global Affairs, Latin American Studies, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Burt is also a Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a leading human rights research and advocacy organization.

Dr. Burt has published widely on political violence, state-society relations, human rights and transitional justice in Latin America. Her early research focused on state and insurgent violence in Peru, and civil society responses to violence and violent actors.  This was the subject of her 2007 book, Silencing Civil Society: Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru (Palgrave), which received an Honorable Mention for the WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, and which was published in Spanish as Violencia y Autoritarismo en el Perú: Bajo la sombra de Sendero y la dictadura de Fujimori (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2009; 2nd expanded edition, 2011). She is also co-editor of Politics in the Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004).

In recent years, Dr. Burt’s research has focused on the ways post-conflict societies confront demands for justice and accountability after atrocity. She engaged in research and advocacy in close collaboration with local human rights organizations in relation to several high-profile human rights trials in Latin America, including the 2009 trial of the former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, and the 2013 genocide trial of former dictator of Guatemala, Efraín Ríos Montt. She organized international observation missions to these trials, prepared public reports on ongoing developments, and advocated on behalf of the rights of victims to access justice in these and other cases. As a research consultant for Open Society Justice Initiative, she writes about war crimes prosecutions in Guatemala for International Justice Monitor. She also is part of a collaborative, Verdad y Justicia en Guatemala that publishes reports on war crimes trials in Guatemala on social media in Spanish.

Between 2002 and 2003, Dr. Burt was a member of the regional studies research team of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and her report on Villa El Salvador was incorporated into the Commission’s 2003 Final Report. In 2006, Dr. Burt was a Fulbright Scholar at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. In 2010, she was named the “Alberto Flores Galindo Visiting Professor” at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Dr. Burt has been an expert witness in several cases of human rights violations before the National Criminal Court of Peru, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and in immigration courts in the United States involving both asylum cases and cases of suspected war criminals who face extradition or deportation proceedings from the United States. In 2011, the Government of Peru recognized Dr. Burt with the Award in Merit, in the Grade of Grand Official, for Distinguished Service in Defense of Democracy, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Peru.

Dr. Burt has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the United States Institute of Peace, the Aspen Institute, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Inter-American Foundation, the Latin American Studies Association Otros Saberes Initiative, the Tinker Foundation, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, among others.

Dr. Burt is an active member of professional associations including the International Studies Association (ISA), the Law and Society Association, and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). She was appointed as one of the program co-chairs for the LASA Congress for 2020, scheduled to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was elected to serve a two-year term on LASA’s Executive Council between 2016-2018, and served as co-chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Human Rights between 2016-2019. She is a member of the international advisory boards of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) and the Luz Ibarburu Human Rights Observatorio in Uruguay. Between 1995 and 2000, Dr. Burt was editor of NACLA Report on the America, the largest English-language publication on Latin America.

Dr. Burt has commented frequently on Latin American politics for various national and international news media, including The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Forbes, Time, BBC WorldCNNThe Christian Science MonitorAl JazeeraDemocracy NowEl PaísPRI’s The WorldPRI’s The TakeawayNPR’s Morning EditionMcClatchey, Pacifica Radio as well as print and electronic media in several Latin American countries. She has published articles in The Nation, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post, Truth-Out, Foreign Policy in Focus, Open Democracy, NACLA Report on the Americas, and in Latin American newspapers such as La República (Peru), El Comercio (Peru), Diario 16 (Peru), Plaza Pública (Guatemala), among others. She has written op-eds for NPRAmericas QuarterlyThe Huffington PostOpen DemocracyAl JazeeraAnimal Político (Mexico), La República (Peru), El Comercio (Peru), El País (Spain) among others, as well as journalistic articles for NACLA ReportThe NationThe ProgressiveTruthOut, and Foreign Policy in Perspective, among others.

Selected Publications

Dr. Burt's research publications include:


Transitional Justice in the Aftermath of Civil Conflict: Lessons Learned from Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador (Due Process of Law Foundation, 2018)

Violencia y Autoritarismo en el Perú: Bajo la sombra de Sendero y la dictadura de Fujimori (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2009; 2nd expanded edition, 2011)

Silencing Civil Society: Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru (Palgrave, 2007) (paperback in 2010)

Politics in the Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004) co-editor, P. Mauceri

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters:


Expanded Publication List


Guatemala Must Not Grant Amnesty to War Criminals, NPR, February 11, 2019.

Who benefits from the amnesty law? (Quiénes se benefician de la amnistía?) Plaza Pública (Guatemala), January 30, 2019.

The legacy of Ríos Montt: Guatemala’s cruelest war criminal (Spanish), with P. Estrada, El País (Spain), April 27, 2018.

The Pope, the Pardon, and Reconciliation (Spanish), La República(Peru), January 18, 2018.

Families of victims challenge Fujimori pardon (Spanish), Animal Político (Mexico), January 15, 2018.

The Consequences of the Campaign Against the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) (Spanish), Plaza Pública (Guatemala), October 9, 2017.

Court ratifies verdict in the Sepur Zarco case (Spanish), Plaza Pública, July 22, 2017. Co-author, P. Estrada.

The CREOMPAZ case delayed by unresolved appeals (Spanish), Plaza Pública, June 19, 2017. Co-author, P. Estrada.

Ríos Montt to face second genocide trial for the Dos Erres massacre case (Spanish), Plaza Pública,April 4, 2017. Co-author, P. Estrada.

Civil Society to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights: Impunity Alive and Well in Guatemala, Plaza Pública (Spanish), March 30, 2017. Co-author, P. Estrada.

Fears that Congressman Ovalle (wanted for crimes against humanity) has fled Guatemala (Spanish), Plaza Pública, (March 21, 2017. Co-author, P. Estrada.

Justice for Accomarca (Spanish), La República (Peru), August 28, 2016. Co-author, M. Rodríguez,

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict, The Huffington Post, May 18, 2016.

Ghosts of Past Violence Haunt New President of Guatemala, The Huffington Post,January 15, 2016.

Latin America’s Lesson for the United States: Prosecute the Torturers, The Nation, December 12, 2014.

Also published in The Huffington Post,December 15: Truth-Out, December 12;NACLA Report on the Americas, December 12; Due Process of Law Foundation Blog(in Spanish), March 25, 2015.

A New Genocide Trial in Guatemala? The Huffington Post, December 30, 2014.

Also published in: Truth-Out, December 30; Common Dreams, December 30; Foreign Policy in Focus, December 29;NACLA Report on the Americas, December 28.

Slow justice for Peru’s Disappeared, Al Jazeera, October 29, 2013.

The Guatemala Genocide Case: Using the Legal System to Defeat Justice, with G. Thale, Washington Office on Latin America Commentary, June 5, 2013.

Published in Spanish on the blog Con distintos acentos, University of Salamanca Iberian Studies Institute, June 26, 2013.

The bones tell the story: The search for Peru’s missing, Al Jazeera, March 30, 2013.

After the Verdict: What Ríos Montt’s Conviction Means for Guatemala, Washington Office on Latin America Commentary,May 14, 2013. Co-author, G. Thale.

The Bones Speak: Remains of three ‘disappeared’ identified (Spanish), Diario 16 (Peru), March 24, 2013.

Impunity Returns to Peru, Open Democracy, July 31, 2012.

An Exercise in Memory: The military’s declaration of subordination (to Fujimori) (Spanish),La República (Peru), May 18, 2012.

A pardon few agree with (Spanish), La República (Peru), January 30, 2011.

This is not a circus: Montesinos failed to disrupt the Fujimori trial (Spanish), El Comercio (Peru), July 16, 2008.

Peru’s Chief Tramples Human Rights, Newsday(August 14, 1999). Also published in The Houston Chronicle(August 6, 1999) and The Record (Toronto, August 9, 1999).

Peruvian Politics Beyond the Raid, Newsday (April 27, 1997).


Journalistic articles 

Guatemala: Impunity for War Criminals, AgainNACLA Report on the Americas, February 5, 2019.

An Era of Terror. Peru’s ‘Dirty War.’ NACLA Report on the Americas 50:3 (2018), pp. 272-273.

Bittersweet Justice in Guatemala, The Progressive, October 16, 2018.

Imperfect Justice in Guatemala, NACLA Report on the Americas, October 12, 2018.

Rios Montt is Dead: A Genocide and the Pursuit of Justice, with P. Estrada, NACLA Report on the Americas, April 24, 2018.

Papal Visit to Peru a Chance to Revisit the Unjustified Fujimori Pardon, WOLA Commentary, January 17, 2018.

A Deal with the Devil: The Fujimori Pardon, NACLA Report on the Americas, January 5, 2018.

Ríos Montt Back on the Docket, Huff Post, October 12, 2017.

Peru’s presidential elections: money laundering investigations into top Fujimori aide raises critical questions, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)commentary, May 17, 2016.

Peru Elections 2016: Back to the Future? Invited guest blogger, AULA (American University Latin America) Blog, April 7, 2016.

Guatemala Opens Landmark Sexual Violence Trial Against Former Military Officers, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)commentary, February 22, 2016.

Historic Verdict in Guatemala’s Genocide Case Overturned by Forces of Impunity, NACLA Report on the Americas(Summer 2013): 1-3, and online (June 18, 2013).

Anthropologist Jaime Urrutia testifies that he was tortured in the Los Cabitos military base in 1983 (in Spanish), in the Peruvian daily newspaper Diario 16(June 16, 2013).

Recent Sentence by Uruguayan Supreme Court Obstructs Search for Truth and Justice, Washington Office on Latin America Commentary, February 28, 2013.

Judge’s Removal Causes Concerns over Human Rights Investigations in Uruguay, Washington Office on Latin America Commentary, February 20, 2013.

Impunity, past and present (in Spanish),Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, July 2012.

Grave Step Backward in the Efforts to Achieve Truth and Justice in Peru, Washington Office on Latin America Commentary, July 25, 2012. Also published in Spanish, Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, July 2012.

The last temptation of Ollanta Humala, (in Spanish), Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, July 2012.

Of confessions and guilt: The trial for the Accomarca massacre (in Spanish), Retablo No. 46(Peru), June 2012.

The trial in the Los Cabitos case: A military detention center where hundreds were detained, tortured, and executed (in Spanish), Justicia Viva(Institute of Legal Defense), August 18, 2011.

Still waiting [human rights prosecutions in Peru], e-misférica (New York University) 7:2 (2010).

The one-year anniversary of the Fujimori verdict (In Spanish), PuntoEdu: Weekly magazine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 6:174 (April 19-25, 2010), p. 6.

Peruvian Precedent: The Fujimori Conviction and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, with C. Youngers, NACLA Report on the Americas, 43:2(March 2010).

Fujimori Faces Justice, with C. Youngers, Foreign Policy in Focus(January 28, 2010).

The Fujimori Trial: An impartial process, a landmark verdict (in Spanish),Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, May 2009.

Fujimori on Trial, NACLA Report on the Americas41:3 (May 2008).

Defending Rights in a Hostile Environment, with C. Youngers, NACLA Report on the Americas 34:1 (2000), pp. 43-46.

Chile Seeks Justice for the Caravan of Death,Newsday, December 26, 1999.

Truth-Telling and Memory in Postwar Guatemala. An Interview with Rigoberta Menchú. NACLA Report on the Americas 32:5 (1999), pp. 6-10.

Unsettled Accounts: Militarization and Memory in Postwar Peru, NACLA Report on the Americas 32:2 (1998), pp. 35-41.

The MRTA Embassy Takeover, as Viewed by the U.S. Press (In Spanish), Que Hacer(Lima), 1997.

Tupac Amaru’s Last Stand? In These Times, February 3, 1997.

Fujimori’s Heavy Hand Meets Resistance in Peru, NACLA Report on the Americas 31:2 (1997), pp. 2, 4.

The Post-Shining Path Inquisition (In Spanish), Que Hacer(Lima), 1997.

Local NGOs in Peru Devise Alternative Anti-Poverty Program, NACLA Report on the Americas29:6 (1996).

Shining Path After Guzmán, co-authored with J. López Ricci, NACLA Report on the Americas28:4 (1994).

Peru’s Dispossessed Look Homeward: Internal Refugees Organize for Return, NACLA Report on the Americas27:1 (1993).

Peru: Façade of Democracy Crumbles, NACLA Report on the Americas26:1 (1992).

Peru: Counter-insurgency = Impunity, NACLA Report on the Americas24:4 (1990).

Convulsion in the Andes: Promises and Repression in Peru, Sojourners(1989).

Courses Taught


Latin American Government and Politics

Human Rights in Latin America

Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective

Political Violence and Revolution in Latin America

Social Movements in Latin America

Power and Politics in the Andes

Latin American Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Revolutions in International Relations


Comparative Politics Graduate Seminar

State-Society Relations in the Developing World

Politics and Society in Latin America

Political Ethnography


Ph.D. in Political Science, Columbia University, 1999

B.A. in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, College of the Holy Cross, 1986

Recent Presentations


Guatemala Must Not Grant Amnesty to War Criminales, National Public Radio, February 11, 2019

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict, The Huffington Post, May 18, 2016

Peru Elections 2016: Back to the Future?,  AULA-American University Latin America Blog, April 7, 2016

Guatemala Opens Landmark Sexual Violence Trial Against Former Military Officers, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) commentary, February 22, 2016

The Ghosts of Past Violence Haunt New President of Guatemala, The Huffington Post, January 17, 2016

Latin America’s Lesson for the U.S.: Prosecute the Torturers, The Nation, December 12, 2014 

A New Genocide Trial in Guatemala? The Huffington Post, December 30, 2014

Historic Verdict in Guatemala's Genocide Case Overturned by Forces of ImpunityNACLA Report on the Americas (Summer 2013)

The bones tell the story: The search for Peru's missing, Al Jazeera, March 30, 2013

Still waiting, [human rights prosecutions in Peru] e-misférica (an online journal of the Hemispheric Institute of performance and politics at New York University) 7:2 (2010). 

Peruvian Precedent: The Fujimori Conviction and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, co-authored with Coletta Youngers, NACLA Report on the Americas 43:2 (March 2010).

In the Media


Guatemala Amnesty Bill Stirs Fear of Impunity and Revenge by Ex-MilitaryLos Angeles Times, February 25, 2019

An Amnesty for Crimes Against Humanity? Guatemalan Proposal Stirs Outrage, Washington Post, February 24, 2019

[Op-ed] Guatemala Must Not Grant Amnesty to War Criminales, National Public Radio, February 11, 2019

Guatemala’s Slow-Motion Coup is Causing Migrants to Flee to the U.S., Vice, February 1, 2019

Killing of Guatemala’s Indigenous Activists Raises Specter of Human Rights Crisis, All Things Considered (National Public Radio), January 22, 2019 (Radio interview and print article)

Guatemala in political crisis as Trump administration looks the other way, Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2019

Guatemala withdraws from anti-corruption commission, PRI The World, January 9, 2019 (Radio interview)

Expulsion de la commission anticorruption de l’ONU. Le gouvernement passe le la parole aux actes, La Press(Canada), January 9, 2019

Guatemalan president condemned after ejecting UN anti-corruption group, The Guardian, January 8, 2019

Guatemala is expelling entire anti-corruption team investigating its president, Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2019


Adopted by the Man Who Killed my Family, BBC The History Hour (radio program), December 8, 2018

WOLA: Peru’s Fujimori should return to prisonAgencia Andina (Peru), November 26, 2018

¿Quién es la víctima? El caso Odebrecht y el pedido de asilo diplomático de Alan GarcíaBrecha (Uruguay), November 23, 2018

WOLA: Alan García usa supuesta persecución para evadir justicia: Jo-Marie Burt pide que Uruguay rechace pedido de ex presidente, Agencia Andina (Peru), November 19, 2018

International organizations question law that would benefit Fujimori, El Comercio (Lima), October 12, 2018

Secret tapes have Peru tangled in political scandal once again, Bloomberg, July 23, 2018

Interview on The Takeaway / Public Radio International about a legislative proposal in Guatemala to grant amnesty to perpetrators of grave human rights violations, June 18, 2018

Guatemalan Ex-Generals Sentenced to Decades in Prison, Latin American Herald Tribunal, May 24, 2018

Guatemala: ex-military officers convicted of crimes against humanity, The Guardian, May 23, 2018

Guatemala impone hasta 58 años de cárcel a militares por desaparición forzada en 1981El Comercio (Peru), May 23, 2018

Corrupt Guatemalan officials find help from an unlikely source: Marco Rubio, The Guardian, May 17, 2018

How Ríos Montt Won the War in Guatemala, Insight Crime, April 4, 2018

Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemala Dictator Convicted of Genocide, Dies at 91, The New York Times, April 1, 2018

Peru’s President Offers Resignation Over Vote-Buying Scandal, The New York Times, March 21, 2018

Facebook Live Interview by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) on the December 24, 2017 pardon of Alberto Fujimori, who in 2009 was convicted of grave violations of human rights, January 18, 2018

In wake of Fujimori pardon, divided Peru debates meaning of reconciliation, Christian Science Monitor, January 12, 2018


As Peru president faced impeachment, jailed Fujimori worked to save both, Reuters, December 30, 2017

Radio interview on Morning Edition, National Public Radio, Fujimori Pardoned After Peru’s President Survives Impeachment Vote, December 27, 2017

Peru’s jailed ex president Alberto Fujimori pardoned, sparking protests, The Guardian, December 24, 2017

PPK in the most important newspaper in the world, El Comercio (Peru), December 22, 2017

Odebrecht podría causar el eclipse de Kuczynski, The New York Times in Spanish, December 21, 2017

Peru’s President Survives Impeachment Bid, Government Limps On, Bloomberg,December 21, 2017

El mundo contra el indulto a Alberto Fujimori: Organizaciones internacionales se pronuncian por la medida de PPK, Caretas (Peru), December 20, 2017

PPK podría ser el más grande en caer en Américan Latina según The New York Times, La República (Peru), December 20, 2017

Peru Leader Could Be Biggest to Fall in Latin America Graft Scandal, The New York Times, December 19, 2017

After 25 years in US, alleged war criminal may finally face justice at home, Christian Science Monitor, November 27, 2017

What is transitional justice good for? Plaza Pública (Guatemala), November 7, 2017

Interview on Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ decision to expel head of the UN body, the Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Nuestras TeleNoticiasNTN24 (Colombia), August 29, 2017

Thumbing his nose at high court and UN, Guatemala’s president risks constitutional crisis, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2017

Presidente de Guatemala mete a su país en una crisis, Fox News, August 28, 2017

Crisis flares in Guatemala over corruption and organized crime, The Guardian, August 27, 2017

Guatemala Crisis Deepens Over Bid to Expel Anti-Graft Chief, Bloomberg, August 27, 2017

Jo-Marie Burt: “A pardon for Fujimori will adversely affect the international reputation of President Kuscynski,” La República (Peru), May 1, 2017

Human Rights Trials in Guatemala: ‘Two Steps Forward, One Step Back,’ Podcast interview with Jo-Marie Burt, Washington Office on Latin America, April 18, 2017


Cárcel para 10 militares por una matanza en Perú en 1985El País (Spain), September 2, 2016

Perú: condenan a militares por la matanza de Accomarca, Proceso (Mexico), September 2, 2016

Exemplary Sentence for Accomarca MassacreThe Peruvian Times (Peru), September 2, 2016

WOLA advierte que la excarcelación de Fujimori afectaría la democracia, La República (Peru), August 1, 2016

Un mensaje contra la impunidad: Los dos primeros juicios por violencias sexuales cometidas por el Ejército peruana son una esperanza para las víctimasEl País (Spain), July 11, 2016

Fujimorismo and the Academy, La República (Peru), July 9, 2016

The Secrets in Guatemala’s Bones, The New York Times Magazine, June 30, 2016

Guatemala’s Attorney General Is in Real Danger, TeleSUR, June 29, 2016

Peru promulga ley para buscar 15 mil desaparecidos, La Jornada (Mexico), June 22, 2016

Kuczynski ahead in Peru election, but will he be able to govern? The Guardian, June 7, 2016

Unas reñidísimas elecciones dejan a Perú en una encrucijada política, El Diario (Spain), June 7, 2016

In last-minute twist, Peru taps a leader without ties to country’s dark past, The Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 2016

Peruvians vote for president in a tight contest, The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2016

Keiko Fujimori, Ex-President’s Daughter, Heads to Runoff in Peru, The New York Times, April 10, 2016

Cinco libros para entender el golpe del 5 de abril, La República (Peru), April 4, 2016,

Preocupa curso que ha llevado nuevo juico contra Ríos Montt, Centro de Reportes Informativos de Guatemala (CERIGUA), April 1, 2016

Por qué el fujimorismo se mantiene poderoso? El prefacio de este libro nos da algunas razonesLa Mula (Peru), March 25, 2016

Interview with Jo-Marie Burt on criminal trials in Latin America, Latin American Council on the Social Sciences (CLACSO), March 24, 2016

Clientelism in a key strategy for Fujimori’s party, La República (Peru), March 19, 2016

Guatemala sends soldiers to jail for using rape as a weapon, Global Citizen,March 4, 2016

Justice at last for Guatemalan women as military officers jailed for sexual slavery, The Guardian, March 1, 2016

Guatemala: Soldiers sentenced to 240 years for systematic rape, TeleSUR, February 26, 2016

The Sepur Zarco Case: Maya Q’eqchi’ Women Survivors of Sexual Violence in Guatemala Demand Justice, Upsidedown World, February 13, 2016

Interview, Mayan Women Accuse Military of Holding them as Sex Slaves, All Things Considered/National Public Radio, February 3, 2016

Interview, Guatemala slavery: Women tell stories of alleged abuse, Al Jazeera America News, February 3, 2016

Guatemalan soldiers face sex slavery charges in historic trial, The New York Times, February 2, 2016

Interview, Seeking Justice in Guatemala: Interview with Jo-Marie Burt, Warscapes, January 19, 2016

New President, Old Problems: Guatemala Seeks to Turn the Page, TeleSUR, January 14, 2016

Guatemala Arrests Former Military Officers in Connection With Massacres, The New York Times, January 6, 2016


Cambalache, La República (Peru), December 29, 2015

Berenson: Convicted American leaves Peru where terrorism’s shadow persists, The Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2015

WOLA: Es imprescindible individualizar responsabilidades por esterilizaciones y procesarlos ante la justicia, Agencia Andina (Peru), November 15, 2015

Peru: Los desaparecidos, una herida abierta, Revista Proceso (Mexico), September 18, 2015

The lesson of Guatemala: Punish elite corruption, even the president, Union de Morelos (Mexico), September 5, 2015

Guatemala wakes up to a president gone, but it still has much to protest, Public Radio International / The World, September 4, 2015

Unanimous: Guatemalan Congress strips President Pérez Molina’s immunity, The Tico Times, September 1, 2015

Guatemalans Say Reforms Needed Before Any Future Election, TeleSUR, August 23, 2015

Guatemala’s President Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Links to Corruption Case, Vice News, August 22, 2015

Familiares piden justicia por masacre de Accomarca, Diario UNO (Peru), August 16, 2015

Caso Accomarca: Familiares de víctimas pidieron justicia, El Comercio (Peru), August 14, 2015

Familiares piden justicia para víctimas del caso Accomarca, Andina agencia peruana de noticias,  August 14, 2015

WOLA: Fujimori’s habeas corpus petition is a desperate move. Jo-Marie Burt believes it lacks merit, Agencia Andina (Peru), July 9, 2015

Public anger only grows after Guatemala appoints controversial vice presidentGlobal Voices, May 15, 2015

Thousands of Guatemalans March to Demand Resignations of Top LeadershipGlobal Voices,April 26, 2015

Perú: state prosecutor accuses Humala’s most popular ex minister in journalist’s murder, Fox News Latino, March 1, 2015

Humala’s ex minister is accused in assassination of journalistAssociated Press/ Pulso, March 1, 2015

Justice in Guatemala Deferred, Again. Christy Thornton talks to Jo-Marie Burt about the past, present, and future of the historic Ríos Montt trial, WBAI Radio / NACLA Report on the Americas, January 15, 2015


Interview, “What they did can only be categorized as torture,” Revista Factum (El Salvador), December 17, 2014

WOLA: Revisión de la condena a Alberto Fujimori no debe proceder, La República, November 10, 2104

Morales Bermúdez y una deuda con la justicia por el secuestro de montoneros, La República, October 19, 2014

Interview, Human rights trials in Peru, La Mula, September 8, 2014

Larga lucha contra la impunidad [en el Perú], Revista Proceso (Mexico), August 23, 2014

Caso Urresti es un mal mensaje, Perú 21, July 9, 2014

Interview, The legacy of the Rios Montt trial and verdict, Al Jazeera TV, May 11, 2014

Interview, The legacy of the Rios Montt trial and verdict, CNN, May 7, 2014; A year after genocide trial, has justice been done?

Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz seeks re-electionEl Faro (El Salvador), March 8, 2014

Guatemala may be about to oust Rios Montt prosecutor, McClatchy Report, February 25, 2014

Concerns about the institutional stability and independence of the Attorney General’s Office, La Hora (Guatemala), February 12, 2014

Organizaciones americanas critican actos dilatorios en juicio por genocidioPublinews Guatemala, January 10, 2014

Deception in Guatemala over new delays in trial against former dictatorEl País (Spain), January 6, 2014


“I was at the dentist, your Honor,” by Vanessa Baird, about human rights trials in Peru, The New Internationalist, November 7, 2013

Podcast interview, Impeding or Furthering Justice, HablaGuate, October 31, 2013

Unhealed from Peru’s bloody conflict are legion a decade after truth commission’s report, Associated Press(Washington Post, Fox News World), September 3, 2013

Juicio por genocidio: La FIDH presenta sus conclusiones sobre el juicio por genocidio, Plaza Pública (Guatemala),August 9, 2013

Organization calls on Guatemala to uphold genocide convictionAssociated Press, August 8, 2013

The genocide trial is a watershed for GuatemalaEl Periódico (Guatemala), August 8, 2013

WOLA: ‘se debe investigar injerencia en el caso Chavin de Huantar’, Peru 21 (Peru),August 6, 2013

WOLA expresa preocupación sobre posible interferencia en caso Chavin de Huantar, La República (Peru), August 6, 2013

Is Peru’s history coming back to haunt it? Christian Science Monitor, August 5, 2013

WOLA: Las condiciones para un indulto no están dadasLa República (Peru). May 19, 2013

WOLA: Condena a Fujimori fue precedente en sentencia contra Ríos MonttAgencia Andina (Peru)May 15, 2013

Why have the crimes of the past come to light now? by Jody García, La Hora (Guatemala), May 14, 2013, pp. 6-7

WOLA pide ahondar búsqueda por desaparecidos durante violencia, Agencia Andina (Peru), March 31, 2013

WOLA: Es hora de cerrar la discusión sobre indulto a FujimoriAgencia Andina (Peru), March 29, 2013

Académicos internacionales manifiestan preocupación por traslado de jueza Mariana MotaRadio Uruguay, February 18, 2013

Deudas pendientes en derechos humanosDiario La Primera (Peru), January 14, 2013