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Offical Report on Guatemalan Bishop Girardi's Murder Fails to Convince

LADB Article ID: 53671
Category/Department: Guatemala
Date: 2000-11-02
By: LADB Staff

Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo released a long- overdue report on the April 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi (see EcoCentral, 1998-04-30). The Catholic Church, human rights organizations, and other critics of the investigation are calling the report a "joke" and a "coverup." Rather than clearing up doubts about the seriousness of the investigation now in its third year Portillo's report has convinced many observers that high- ranking officials were behind the assassination.

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