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Colonel Ariel Salvador de Leon was present the day the Guatemalan Army's high officers supported Jimmy [Morales, president]. So, what can we expect?" “On June 5, 2017, in a restaurant located at [Guatemala City's] Zone 5, the military officer was followed to document his meeting with the son of the front ...
Elements from the 5th Infantry Brigade of the Guatemalan Army joined the 66 doctors and services members from the JTF-Bravo team. JTF-Bravo also received support from the Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Defense, and the Secretariat of Public Works of the First ...

For six hours, I described how the Guatemalan army massacred Mayan communities in the early 1980s, and captured, tortured and "disappeared" survivors during its war against leftist insurgents. The CIA trained the Guatemalan military in covert repressive techniques, including kidnapping, torture, ...
Guatemalan army officers carried the coffin of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of the country's civil war. In soccer, fans of the Uruguay club Penarol cheered before the start of a Copa Libertadores match against Argentina's ...
He served in the Guatemalan army throughout the majority of the armed conflict. It is also interesting to note that in 1978, Rios Montt left the Catholic Church and joined the US-based right-wing fundamentalist evangelical/pentecostal Church of the Word. He even began friendships with right-wing Southern ...
Guatemalan Army officers carry the coffin of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to his burial site at a cemetery in Guatemala City on Sunday. Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala's civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth ...

For six hours, I described how the Guatemalan army massacred Mayan communities in the early 1980s, and captured, tortured and "disappeared" survivors during its war against leftist insurgents. The United States supports Guatemala's efforts to prosecute human rights violators. At the same time, the trials ...
According to authorities and residents, cattle from Central America are brought to Mexico illegally over the porous border with Guatemala and left to graze in the Lacandon Jungle, a protected area. The Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas state once covered 1.5 million hectares. Today, it is only a third of that size ...
Under the auspices of the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) program coordinated by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the Guatemalan Army builds school desks. The mission supports the “Desks for Our Children Campaign” for Guatemalan students at underserved rural ...
Some years later, Goldman published “The Art of Political Murder.” Sadly, instead of dealing with Rico and de la Grange's evidence, he accused them of exonerating the Guatemalan army, when in fact they blamed a particular faction of the army, one of the “clandestine structures” that afflicts Guatemala to ...

Valiente's arrest comes as U.S. immigration authorities have been targeting various former members of the Guatemalan army in recent years. Since 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested at least five alleged participants in a massacre that claimed more than 200 lives in the ...
In 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had arrested and deported Santos Lopez Alonzo, a former member of the Guatemalan army who witnesses said participated in the 1982 massacre at Las Dos Erres that left more than 200 men, women and children dead. Last year, another ...
In late 2017, the U.S. government donated 108 vehicles to the Guatemalan Army through the Department of Defense. This contribution, received on December 11th, 2017, and valued at $6.6 million, included light tactical armored vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and tactical mobility trucks, among others.
In late 2017, the U.S. government donated 108 vehicles to the Guatemalan Army through the Department of Defense. This contribution, received on December 11th, 2017, and valued at $6.6 million, included light tactical armored vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and tactical mobility trucks, among others.
BBN has been able to obtain a leaked video that shows three Guatemalan soldiers strolling into Belize's border on the night of January 16, 2018. The video shows three soldiers walking into the customs area. One of the men appears to be a Kaibil, a member of the special operations armed forces of ...
In 2017, the patrols paved the way for approximately 1,500 support operations by the Guatemalan Army in the border area. “Among the most substantial advances, the presence of soldiers in areas on the Guatemalan side of the border where there was no government services since the country's internal ...


 

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