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October 15, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noel Galvez likes growing tomatoes and raising bees. Being a farmer gives him satisfaction and a decent living, he says. But he feels pushed toward joining Guatemala's burgeoning heroin trade, and the force pushing him is the United States. Galvez and the other farmers in this green and lush valley near the Mexican border say they are the paradoxical victims of an American program to destroy the very crop that many of them are now tempted to grow.
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October 15, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noel Galvez likes growing tomatoes and raising bees. Being a farmer gives him satisfaction and a decent living, he says. But he feels pushed toward joining Guatemala's burgeoning heroin trade, and the force pushing him is the United States. Galvez and the other farmers in this green and lush valley near the Mexican border say they are the paradoxical victims of an American program to destroy the very crop that many of them are now tempted to grow.
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November 25, 1988 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Guatemalan government forces are responsible for a serious increase in human rights abuses, including "hundreds of political killings, disappearances and attempted assassinations" since the start of 1988, according to a leading human rights organization. In a report released today, the New York-based Americas Watch said that from Jan. 1 to Sept.
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November 25, 1988 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Guatemalan government forces are responsible for a serious increase in human rights abuses, including "hundreds of political killings, disappearances and attempted assassinations" since the start of 1988, according to a leading human rights organization. In a report released today, the New York-based Americas Watch said that from Jan. 1 to Sept.
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