RE GUATEMALAN NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY UNION (URNG) IN DISCUSSIONS

Created: 12/1/1994

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fVJf THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT HAS LET IT BE KNOWN THAT IT IS riHEOOF GUATEMALAN NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY UNION (URNG) "GAMES" IN THE DISCUSSIONSTHE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS PEACE PROCESS ISSUE.

-- ROSADA SAID THAT AS .FAR AS THE GOVERNMENT PEACE COMMISSION IS CONCERNED. TK3 SOUND IS OVER, AND NO FURTHER TALKS ARE NECESSARY.

-- URNG COMMANDER RODRIGO ASTURIAS AHADO, ALIAS "CASPAR ILOM, " IS QUOTED IN THE PRESS AS SAYING ROSADA IS 3EING WRONG AND IMMATURE.

-- ASKED WHETHER THE TALKS OH INDIGENOUS RIGHTS WILLINISHED IN IS94. "GASPAR ILOM* SAID IT MOULD SE DIFFICULT. SINCE THE UNITED NATIONS HAS SUSPENDED THE ROUND. (FIELD COMMENT: . ONLY SUSPENDED THE ROUND AFTER IT BECAME OBVIOUS THE URNG WOULD HOT MAKE ANY CONCESSIONS TO KEEP IT MOVrNG.l

-- "CASPAR ILOM" ALSO CONFIRMEDRNG URBAN UNITOCKET PROPELLED GRENADE ATTACKOLICE STATION IN GUATEMALA CITY EARLIER IN DECEMBER. HE SAID IT WAS NOT AN ATTACK AGAINST POLICE IN GENERAL, JUST AGAINST AN "ELITE" GSOUy OF COPS THAT KAS BEEN OPPRESSING THE POPULATION.

PRESIDENT DE LEON MOULD NOT DISCOUNT THE POSSIBILITY THAT HE WILL MOVE MORE GUATEMALAN TROOPS TO THE MEXICAN FROSTIER IN RESPONSE TO AN UPSURGE IN ACTIVITY BY THE ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION (EZL-N) .

--DE LEON ADDED THAT GUATEMALA HAS EXCELLENT SELATION5 WITH THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT AND ARMY.

PRESIDENT DE _LEON WILL BE PLACING HIS CABINETICROSCOPE NEXT WEEK TO DETERMINE WHO HE WILL KEEP ON HIS

TEAK AND WHO WILL BE LET GO ACCORDING TO SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PRESIDENCY HECTOR LUNA TROCCOLI.

-- LUNA CALLED ON ALL CABINET MEMBERS TO PRESENT THEIR

HELEN MACK CHANG, SISTER OF ANTHROPOLOGIST MYRNA MACK CHANG, WHO WAS KILLED0 BY ARMY SPECIALIST NOEL DE JESUS BETETA, SAYS SHE WILL PRESS CHARGES AGAINST FIVE MORE MILITARY OFFICIALS WHO ARE ACCUSED OF BEING IN SOKE WAY THE INTELLECTUAL AUTHORS OF THE DEATH OF HER SISTER.

HE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULED ONECEMBER THAT THREE MILITARY OFFICERS AND TWO ARMY SPECIALISTS CAN STAND TRIAL FOR THE MURDER.

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