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Guatemala arrests former top cop for killings


March 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Former police director Marlene Blanco and two ex-cops were arrested Friday on charges of conspiring to carry out extrajudicial executions, said a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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Guatemalan sentenced to over 6,000 years in prison


March 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 14 (IANS/EFE) A veteran of an army unit was sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his part in the 1982 massacre of 201 peasants in northern ... Read more...

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Submarine carrying 10 tons of cocaine seized


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Oct 23 (EFE) US anti-drug agents and Guatemalan army troops captured in Pacific waters four people aboard a small submarine carrying roughly 10 tons of cocaine, officials here said. Guatemala's Interior ... Read more...

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Guatemala apologises to Cuba for role in Bay of Pigs


February 18th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 18 (IANS) Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has publicly apologized for his country's role in allowing its territory to be used to train the exiles and mercenaries who participated in the ... Read more...

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Guatemalan army takes control of presidential office after security breach


September 6th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS) Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom has ordered army units to take over security of his office and home following evidence of extensive infiltration by undercover agents, EFE reported ... Read more...

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