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Guatemala's Catholic Church marked Friday's 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi by remembering the slain cleric as a peace activist and defender of human rights. Gerardi was a "martyr for peace" who devoted himself to Guatemala's downtrodden peasants and indigenous people, Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian said in a service at Guatemala City's Metropolitan Cathedral. continue reading »
Five men were gunned down at a rural tavern on Guatemala's southern Pacific coast, authorities said. continue reading »
At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in the southern part of the Guatemala City metropolitan area, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said Sunday. Three unidentified men were pronounced dead at the scene and two others died after arrival at a hospital emergency room. continue reading »