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Guatemalan Intelligence Officer Accused of Ordering Murder of U.S. Citizen

ISSN:1060-4189
LADB Article ID: 56185
Category/Department: Guatemala
Date: 1995-03-31
By: LADB Staff

On March 22, Congressman Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) made public a letter he sent to President Bill Clinton accusing a Guatemalan military intelligence officer of having ordered the killings of an American citizen in 1990 and a Guatemalan guerilla leader in 1992. The officer, Col. Julio Alpirez, was on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the time of the killings, said Torricelli. Torricelli told Clinton in the letter that he wanted a Justice Department investigation of the CIA's role in the deaths of Michael DeVine and Efrain Bamaca and the firing of all "government employees who knew of the murders."

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