Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Alleged Death Squad On Trial in Guatemala

October 22, 2004

GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) – ACriminal Court in Guatemala this weekopened a case against six former paramilitariesaccused of having participated in a1982 massacre of 143 villagers in thehamlet of Río Negro, 200 kilometersnorth of the capital.According to survivors of the massacre,the paramilitary group – known inGuatemala as Civil Self-Defense Patrols(or PACs) – was taking orders from theGuatemalan Army, which accused thevillagers of supporting the left-wingguerrillas. Retired Col. José Solares, whocommanded the military forces in thenorthern region of Rabinal at the time,and three others implicated in the crimedisappeared more than two years ago andare considered fugitives of justice.

You may be interested

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure
Costa Rica
1620 views
Costa Rica
1620 views

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure

AFP - October 1, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part…

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal
Costa Rica
21728 views
Costa Rica
21728 views

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal

The Tico Times - October 1, 2020

Protesters blocked roads and ports in different parts of Costa Rica on Wednesday in a protest against planned negotiations with…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30
Costa Rica
5592 views
Costa Rica
5592 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica announced 24 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 904, according to official data…