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Guatemalan Court Sentences Santos Lopez to 5160 Years in Prison

On 21 November 2018, a Guatemalan court sentenced Santos Lopez, a former soldier, to 5,160 years in prison for the massacre of 171 people in the community of Las Dos Erres, in northern Guatemala, in 1982. This massacre was perpetrted by members of the Kaibiles, a special counterinsurgency force trained to kill in combat, and this is the third trial for this case.

Read our note on the trial in Spanish.



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