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Guatemalan Gen. Mejia Victores Dies

Oscar Humberto Mejia Victores, a Guatemalan general who seized power in a 1983 coup and was the country's de facto leader until 1986, has died after a long illness. He was 85. Moises Galindo is a lawyer for several former military officials accused of abuses during Guatemala's civil war. Galindo said Mejia Victores died Monday.   Prosecutors had accused the ex-general of genocide for the killing of thousands of indigenous Guatemalans by soldiers under his command. But he...

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