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Guatemalan government admits responsibily for 1990 slaying of human rights leader

Guatemala’s foreign minister said Sunday the government has admitted to an international tribunal that it was responsible for the 1990 slaying of human rights leader Myrna Mack. Edgar Gutiérrez said Guatemala sent a letter to the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights acknowledging its ”institutional responsibility” in the killing. Mack was stabbed 27 times outside her downtown Guatemala City office on Sept. 11, 1990. The 39-year-old anthropologist allegedly angered the military when she authored a report blaming state anti-insurgency campaigns for killing Maya Indians during the country’s 1960-1996 civil war. Full Story

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