Guatemalan Congressman Charged in Reporters’ Murders

Julio Juarez Ramirez is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015

The Guatemala attorney general’s office confirmed Saturday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez Ramirez, who is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015.

Prosecutors and investigators with the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala said the politician orchestrated an attack on journalists Danilo Efraín Zapón López and Federico Benjamín Salazar Gerónimo, who were killed in March 2015.

Juarez was arrested Saturday morning near his home in the southern district of Suchitepéquez and transferred to Guatemala City,...

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By: VOA - Saturday, 13 January

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