Guatemala arrests former president’s brother

The brother of the deceased former Guatemalan President Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia has been arrested in connection with killings and disappearances during the country’s civil war.


Benedicto Lucas Garcia is a former army commander who also founded Guatemala’s paramilitary groups.


Prosecutors said on Wednesday that retired General Francisco Luis Gordillo was also arrested and that both men face charges including crimes against humanity and disappearances of people.


An estimated two hundred thousand killings during the war are said to have been the responsibility of government forces.


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