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Former Guatemalan Vice President Gustavo Espina Held for Trial

LADB Article ID: 56207
Category/Department: Guatemala
Date: 1995-03-17
By: LADB Staff

On March 7, former vice president Gustavo Espina voluntarily returned from political asylum in Costa Rica to stand trial on 11 charges stemming from the May 25, 1993, "self-coup" carried out by then president Jorge Serrano (see NotiSur, 05/28/93). The charges include violation of the Constitution, abuse of power, and misappropriation of funds. If convicted, Espina could face up to 13 years imprisonment

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