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January 20, 1998 | JAMES RISEN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The rapes of five female college students from Maryland in Guatemala have prompted new questions about the degree to which U.S. colleges, in a quest to offer ever more exotic experiences, are placing their students in danger. The group from St. Mary's College of Maryland--consisting of 13 students and three faculty members--was traveling through a remote region of Guatemala's violence-scarred countryside on Friday months after the U.S.
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February 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Guatemalan court convicted three men and sentenced them to 28 years in prison each for the rapes and robbery last year of five American students. The three-judge panel in Escuintla found the three men--Cosby Urias, Rony Polanco and Reyes Guch Ventura--guilty of rape and aggravated robbery in the Jan. 16, 1998, ambush of students from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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January 19, 1998 | Associated Press
Five U.S. college students on an educational tour of Guatemala were raped after their bus was ambushed by gunmen in a hilly region known for banditry, police said Sunday. Three staff members and 13 students from St. Mary's College in Maryland were returning to Guatemala City on Friday. A pickup stopped the bus, and four men with semiautomatic weapons forced everyone into a field, college spokesman Torre Meringolo said.
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January 21, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beautiful scenery, stunning Maya ruins and bargain prices maintained this nation's reputation as a backpackers' paradise, a must-see on the college vacation circuit, even during more than three decades of civil war. But late last week, the rapes and robbery of Maryland university students focused international attention on the postwar violence engulfing this Central American nation and raised questions about how safe it is to travel here.
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February 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Guatemalan court convicted three men and sentenced them to 28 years in prison each for the rapes and robbery last year of five American students. The three-judge panel in Escuintla found the three men--Cosby Urias, Rony Polanco and Reyes Guch Ventura--guilty of rape and aggravated robbery in the Jan. 16, 1998, ambush of students from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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January 21, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beautiful scenery, stunning Maya ruins and bargain prices maintained this nation's reputation as a backpackers' paradise, a must-see on the college vacation circuit, even during more than three decades of civil war. But late last week, the rapes and robbery of Maryland university students focused international attention on the postwar violence engulfing this Central American nation and raised questions about how safe it is to travel here.
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January 20, 1998 | JAMES RISEN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The rapes of five female college students from Maryland in Guatemala have prompted new questions about the degree to which U.S. colleges, in a quest to offer ever more exotic experiences, are placing their students in danger. The group from St. Mary's College of Maryland--consisting of 13 students and three faculty members--was traveling through a remote region of Guatemala's violence-scarred countryside on Friday months after the U.S.
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January 19, 1998 | Associated Press
Five U.S. college students on an educational tour of Guatemala were raped after their bus was ambushed by gunmen in a hilly region known for banditry, police said Sunday. Three staff members and 13 students from St. Mary's College in Maryland were returning to Guatemala City on Friday. A pickup stopped the bus, and four men with semiautomatic weapons forced everyone into a field, college spokesman Torre Meringolo said.
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