Tuesday, 26 February 2008

News from the Rio Dulce.

I just picked this up off the web. I wonder what sort of reaction it may cause in a country where many have much to hide?

Guatemala to open army archives
Published: Tuesday 26 February 2008 07:39 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday 26 February 2008 13:32 UTC
Guatemala City - Guatemala's military archives are to be opened on the orders of President Alvaro Colom, who was elected in November last year. It is hoped that the information in the archives will help clarify what happened during the civil war that ravaged the country from 1960 to 1996.

During the war, approximately 200,000 people died. It is thought that the military were also responsible for gross violations of human rights. Until now, the army has always been able to prevent any investigation of its archives.

The Cruisers radio announced that there will be no officials in Livingston tomorrow and Thursday so there can be no checking in or out of the country. I have heard some saying its not directed at tourists or boaters but you know I can't help feeling that if you are sat in the middle it might not be the best place to sit!

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