January 24, 2022

U. of Texas at Austin: Digital Archive of Guatemala’s Police Force Launched at Conference

From the The Daily Texan:

A digital archive featuring millions of images and documents from the National Police of Guatemala could help people searching for family and friends who have disappeared, said Karen Engle, law professor and co-director and founder of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.

The Rapoport Center, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and UT Libraries hosted a conference where panelists discussed a wide-range of topics, such as how the use of the archive has helped with the progress of human rights cases and research in Guatemala.

Engle said the information in the archive became public in 2009 when Guatemala passed a freedom of information law, and on Friday the UT Libraries made much of the archive available online.


The archive is currently comprised of approximately 80 million images and documents, and about 13 million are already digitized and available on the archive’s website.

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Direct to AHPN: Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive
In Spanish: Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala

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