BRIEFING FOR REPRESENTATIVE BILL RICHARDSON (D-NM) ON GUATEMALA - 30 NOVEMBER 1

Created: 12/5/1994

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD

SUBJECT: Briefing for Representative Bill Richardsonm> on04

Th*5 hours, inOS. The Capitol, Representative Bill Richardson

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.orning trip to Guatemala. Agency part,.

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2. The entire briefing centered around human rights abuses and the peace process, with Richardson ieoediateiy asking for the latest inforrMtiononthe Bamaca case and the status of Jennifer Harbury.jfjllreviowed the highlights of the Bamaca case, ending with the media blitz of Harbury, who is now back in Guatemala fighting her case within the Guatemalan court system, infcrmed Richardson that Horbury's case could possibly be active in the courts while he is in country. MBBTiiso pointed out the fact that there are approximacely'IoTovv cases of human rights abuses that have occurred in-Guatemala over the past year or so. therefore, why makeusa^fiiter. one case: Richardson did indicate, however, that ha would be meeting with Harbury while he is there, along with various human rights groups. Human Rights Verification Commission (HLKUGUA) and Vice Minister of Government Colonel Mario KERIDA Gonzalez. ^Bisst

As for the poacethat

significant progress was made during the first six months of the year, but has stalled the latter half of the year over indigenous rights,ettlement on these issues could comelosure, there areery difficult issues to follow. The prognosis for peace nay be scoe tine in coning, most likely not cW

. thc breakdown of the URNG

factionsTTTna provided some background on the civil war to put the Bamaca in perspective. He described the civil defense patrols and explained how the military and politics leaders in Guatemala defended their deployment, afl

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