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Graffiti covers a wall that reads in Spanish: "Neither forget, nor forgive," referring to Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Mont on the day of his death in downtown, Guatemala City, Sunday, April 1, 2018. Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of ...

Next door in Guatemala, the country's U.S.-backed army waged a genocidal counter-insurgency campaign against indigenous communities. ... Because of this designation, Gzesh notes, approval rates for Salvadoran and Guatemalan asylum cases fell to under 3 percent in 1984—compared to 60 percent ...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president says he will withdraw army troops from day-to-day law enforcement duties following accusations that soldiers were involved in corruption and ... Army officers have been put on trial for directing brutal counter-insurgency campaigns between 1960 and 1996.
Its mostly ethnic Salvadoran, Honduran, and Guatemalan members are often identified by their elaborate tattoos and are notorious for their brutality. ... gang was founded in Los Angeles in the 1980s by migrants fleeing El Salvador's civil war, which pitted a U.S.-backed military regime against Marxist rebels.


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