Monday, February 10, 2014


This event made several news outlets:
Ex-Guatemalan soldier linked to massacre gets 10-year sentence
On U.S. immigration documents, Jorge Sosa failed to mention his part in the 1982 mass slaughter of villagers in Dos Erres, Guatemala.
By Rick Rojas
February 10, 2014, 8:16 p.m
LA Times

Ex-Guatemalan army officer tied to massacre sentenced to US prison

Guatemalan ex-commando loses U.S. citizenship, gets jail term for massacre
By Tim Johnson
McClatchy Foreign Staff
Posted on Monday, 02.10.14
Miami Herald

Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years by US court
10 February 2014 Last updated at 17:20 ET
BBC News - Latin America & Caribbean
Not one of the above mentioned this:
And Reagan was consistent in his moral backing for Guatemala’s genocidaires. On Dec. 5, 1982, for instance, he met with Rios Montt in Honduras and said he was “a man of great integrity'' and "totally dedicated to democracy.”

Just 10 days before this meeting, one declassified U.S. document reveals that the State Department had been informed of a “well-founded allegation of a large-scale killing of Indian men, women and children in a remote area by the Guatemalan army.”

Other declassified documents reveal that the White House was less concerned with the massacres than with their effectiveness, or with countering the bad publicity stemming from reports of the atrocities.

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