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Guatemalan Government’s Apology Leaves Unanswered Questions

{mosmedia} On July 18th, Guatemala's Vice President, Eduardo Stein, flew to the remote village of Plan de Sanchez to formally apologize for the government-directed 1982 massacre of more than 200 Achi Mayans in that region.  "We are here today to ask forgiveness in the name of the Guatemalan state from all of the victims of the conflict," the Vice President said.

Stein confessed that the army had "unleashed bloodshed and fire to wipe out an entire community," and told the residents that the Berger administration was committed "to push the investigation into the events that occurred to allow for the clarification of what happened and permit us to identify, try and punish the intellectual and material authors of these offenses."