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Former Fighters Kidnap Governor

May 06, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Former paramilitary fighters burned down municipal buildings and took a provincial governor hostage in rural Guatemala, demanding to be paid for fighting alongside the army during the country's 1960-96 civil war.

About 1,000 protesters converged on the town of San Francisco Zapotitlan, demanding to see the governor after their names were not on a list to receive payments.

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