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January 28, 1994 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faint prospects for an end to Central America's longest war are flickering again following an agreement by Guatemalan officials and guerrillas to renew peace talks after months of bitter stalemate. For the first time in the sporadic efforts to end Guatemala's civil war, the United Nations will take an active role as moderator between the two sides as part of an agreement reached here this month.
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February 26, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government allowed the army to carry out a policy of genocide against Maya Indians during the bloodiest era of Guatemala's 35-year civil war, a U.N. commission declared Thursday. As a standing-room-only crowd wept and cheered, the Commission for Historical Clarification presented a report that found the government responsible for a stunning 93% of the 42,275 human rights violations that the panel investigated during 18 months of interviews and other research.
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NEWS
January 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.N. Human Rights Commission report said violent death and corruption are out of control in Guatemala and that the government is powerless to protect the people. The report was presented to the commission's 46th annual session by special investigator Hector Gros Espiell of Uruguay. Assassinations and other violent deaths continue unabated, the report said.
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scathing report, the special United Nations mission to Guatemala has painted a depressing landscape of human rights violations in the Central American country, accusing government agents of condoning and even taking part in political killings, death threats and torture. The March report to the U.N.
NEWS
January 23, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict, Guatemalan President Jorge Serrano has taken his peace plan on the road. Serrano is calling for an immediate cease-fire with leftist guerrillas and has invited the United Nations to inspect human rights in his country. This week, he began seeking international backing for his proposal, which follows a months-long impasse in the negotiations aimed at ending Guatemala's civil war.
NEWS
February 26, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government allowed the army to carry out a policy of genocide against Maya Indians during the bloodiest era of Guatemala's 35-year civil war, a U.N. commission declared Thursday. As a standing-room-only crowd wept and cheered, the Commission for Historical Clarification presented a report that found the government responsible for a stunning 93% of the 42,275 human rights violations that the panel investigated during 18 months of interviews and other research.
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scathing report, the special United Nations mission to Guatemala has painted a depressing landscape of human rights violations in the Central American country, accusing government agents of condoning and even taking part in political killings, death threats and torture. The March report to the U.N.
WORLD
November 2, 2006 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
Ending a two-week-long standoff, Venezuela and Guatemala bowed out of the race for a U.N. Security Council seat Wednesday and chose Panama as a compromise candidate. The contest for a seat for Latin America and the Caribbean had become a protracted battle between Guatemala, backed by the United States, and Venezuela, which portrayed itself as a challenger to U.S. dominance at the United Nations.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faint prospects for an end to Central America's longest war are flickering again following an agreement by Guatemalan officials and guerrillas to renew peace talks after months of bitter stalemate. For the first time in the sporadic efforts to end Guatemala's civil war, the United Nations will take an active role as moderator between the two sides as part of an agreement reached here this month.
NEWS
January 23, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict, Guatemalan President Jorge Serrano has taken his peace plan on the road. Serrano is calling for an immediate cease-fire with leftist guerrillas and has invited the United Nations to inspect human rights in his country. This week, he began seeking international backing for his proposal, which follows a months-long impasse in the negotiations aimed at ending Guatemala's civil war.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.N. Human Rights Commission report said violent death and corruption are out of control in Guatemala and that the government is powerless to protect the people. The report was presented to the commission's 46th annual session by special investigator Hector Gros Espiell of Uruguay. Assassinations and other violent deaths continue unabated, the report said.
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