GUATEMALA COUNTRY ATMOSPHERICS NO. 23 - PRESS REVIEW FOR 7-9 AUGUST 1993

Created: 8/10/1993

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SUBJECT: GUATEMALA COUNTRY ATMOSPHERICS NO.RESS REVIEW3

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HIS INFORMATION IS FOR CIA BACKGROUND USE ONLY. HAS NOT BEEN COORDINATED IN THE MISSION, AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN FINISHED ANALYSIS OR INCORPORATION INTO DATA BASES.

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2. DAILY "SICLO VEINTIUNO:" IN SATURDAY'S EDITION CRITICIZED THE NATIONAL POLICE FOR "AGGRESSION" AGAINST JOURNALISTS COVERING STUDENT PROTESTS IN ZONE 1. GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT FORMER DEPUTY HUMAN RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN CESAR ALVARES CUADAKU2 MAS NAMED GUAT AMBASSADOR TO THE ORGANIZATION Of AMERICAN STATES. THE CIVIL COORDINATOR FOR PEACE (COCIPAZ) AND CIVIL SECTOR COORDINATOR (CSC) ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE POPULAR SECTORS IN ITS MEN PEACE FORMULA. FORMER VICE PRESIDENT FRANCISCO VILLAGRAN KRAMER WAS NAMED TO HEAD THE FOREIGN MINISTRY BELIZE COMMISSION. HRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DCC) MEETING IN ANTIGUA, LEGISLATORS CLODOVEO DOMINGUE2 ANDPON UPRP

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SATURDAY'S EDITION NOTED THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IS

TOTOP TO THE SALE OF TEACHING POSITIONS BY

UP HIS DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL. OBSERVERSA

SPECULATING THAT THE NATIONAL HOUSING BANK (BANVI) WILLISiUJif

LIQUIDATED, AS ITS ASSETS ARE GENERALLY HON-PERFORMING AND

INSTITUTION IS TECHNICALLY BANKRUPT. PROSECUTOR GENERAL

TUNA VALLADARES ORDERED THE EXHUMATIONRAVE THOUGHT

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BELONG TO GUERRILLA COMMANDER EFRAIN BAMACA. SUNDAY EDITION UOTES NEW POLICE CHIEF CIFUENTES AS SAYING HE'LL BRING THOSE WHO HAVETHOSE ON THE PAYROLL VHO NEVER WORK-IN THE NATIONAL POLICE TO JUSTICE. AN APPEALS COURT SENTENCED CESAR All GUSTO AVENDAMO, FRANCISCO SOSA, AND SIMON SOSA FLORES TOEARS IN JAIL FOR THE SALE OF MARIJUANA.

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DAILY "PRENSA LIBRE:" IN NEWS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE, NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT PARTY (PAN) LEGISLATOR CARLOS VALLE REQUESTED PRESIDENT DE LEON SHUT DOWN THE PRESIDENTIAL STAFF (ESTADO MAYOR PHES1DENCIAL-ENP) ALTOGETHER. RATHEH THAN JUST STOP WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY SERVICEATURDAY COVER SAYS THAT THE MAJORITY OF PANAMANIANS POLLEDHE FIRM "CID-GALLUP" WOULD JUST AS SOON SEE DEPOSED GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT SERRANO EXTRADITED. POLICE CAPTURED MYNOP IVAN ESTRADA, MARCO ANTONIO CASTRO, AND NELSON PENATO VELIZ DELGADO IN SAN LUCAS SACATEPECUEZ,RAMS OF COCAINE. THEY ALSOHECK ROOK FROM BANCO DEL CAFE, ACCOUNTN THEIR POSSESSION. CONGRESSIONAL REFORM BILL RECEIVED FULL-PAGE COVERAGE. THE BILL WOULD ADD TRANSPARENCY TO THE CONDUCT OF CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS, IHCLUDINC FINANCIAL DEALINGS. THE UNITED REPRESENTATION OF THE GUATEMALAN OPPOSITION (RUOG) SAYS IT WILL NOT REPLACE THE URNC IN ANY PEACE FORUM WITH THE GOVERNMENT. SUNDAY HEADLINES SAY AUTHORITIESHORTAGE OF ELECTRICITY BECAUSE OF THE FAILUREURBINE PROVIDED. FIRM. EIGHTY FOUR PERCENT OF GUATEMALANS POLLED BY PRENSA LIBRE (NO SAMPLE SIZE NOTED) WANT THE SUPREME COURT TO BE PURGED.

DAILY "EL GRAFICO:" THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SAID THE NATIONAL POLICE WASECHNICAL CORPS COMPOSEDROFESSIONAL CADRE OF UNIVERSITY-EDUCATED AGENTS TO DO ADVANCED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS. HIS FIRST APPOINTMENTS HAVE RECEIVED TRAINING FROM. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. TREET BATTLE BETWEEN POLICE AND CAR THIEVES LEFT ONE DEAD AND TWO WOUNDED. CONGRESSMAN CBDULIO CHINCHILLA VEGA, WOONDEO IN AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT. WILL BE RETURNI KG TO HIS SPOT IN THE LEGISLATURE WITHIN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT REPORTEDLY ALLEGES THAT THE CARPIO NICOLLE KILLING WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. HE NATIONAL DEBATE OVER THE DEATH PENALTY, VICE PRESIDENT HERBRUGER INSISTS THAT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE APPLIED IN GUATEMALA.

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