Former military chief held on genocide charges

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The Independent US

A former Guatemalan army chief has been arrested, accused of a role in massacres carried out in the 1980s.

Hector Mario Lopez Fuentes, 81 is charged with orchestrating the deaths of 300 people in 1982 and 1983, during the 14-month military rule of General José Efrain Rios Montt. More than 200,000 people disappeared during the country's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996. Most of them were thought to have been killed by security forces.

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