ICE Arrests Former Kaibiles Linked to Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala Published
ICE Arrests Former Kaibiles Linked to Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala
Published 10 January 2017
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Jose Mardoqueo Ortiz Morales, 54, was picked up last week in Maryland by Homeland Security Agents special agents. He was a legal permanent resident at the time of his arrest, an official report says.
Ortiz Morales is a former member of an elite Guatemalan army unit known as the Kaibiles and is wanted in Guatemala on criminal charges for murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for his role in the Dos Erres massacre in which approximately 300 residents were killed.
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The bloody massacre occurred in December 1982 at the height of the country’s 36-year civil war during the de facto administration of former dictator and ally to fomer U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Efrain Rios Montt.
The slaughter was part of Rios Montt’s genocidal scorched-earth campaign against the country’s Indigenous population. Soldiers entered the village and tortured the men, raped the women, and killed everyone including 113 children.Pastiche, Peace Patriot, MistaP and 1 otherwilsonbooks like this
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