• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Armed Group Threatens Delinquents

July 8, 2005

GUATEMALA (ACAN-EFE) – Agroup of armed men with their faces coveredby ski masks held a surprise assemblySunday in an indigenous community in thewest of the country to warn the rural populationthat they plan to exterminate delinquents.After the announcement in the centralplaza of San Lucas Tolimán, 110 miles westof the capital, the group left a banner identifyingthemselves as a “social cleansinggroup,” according to the national police.Hours after the incident, two bodieswere found outside the town, suspected tobe the first victims. Officials said theywill send investigators backed by membersof the army to locate members of theillegal group.In recent months gangs of indigenousyouth who commit crimes against localpopulations have been formed.On Friday, an alleged young thief waslynched and another beaten by a crowd inan indigenous community in the northernprovince of Alta Verapaz.On May 21, an enraged mob burnedfour suspected thieves alive in a remoteIndian village in the northwestern provinceof Quiche.Between January and May 2005, 27people were lynched in Guatemala,according to the humanitarian MutualSupport Group.According to the president ofCongress’ Peace Committee, Víctor Sales,lynchings occur in Guatemala because theExecutive and Judicial Branches of governmenthave been unable to providesecurity by capturing and trying criminals.“Lack of hope leads to doing justiceby one’s own hand,” he said.

You may be interested

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel
Costa Rica
2668 views
Costa Rica
2668 views

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2021

New U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring international travelers to self-quarantine upon returning to the country.…

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica
Sponsored content
25 views
Sponsored content
25 views

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica

The Lotter - January 21, 2021

The Mega Millions jackpot could soon set a new record as online lottery play drives up ticket sales. Residents of…

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations
Latin America
1874 views
Latin America
1874 views

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - January 21, 2021

Nurse Violeta Gaona on Wednesday received in her left arm the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Panama,…