20 de marzo de 2009
Documents: Reagan Officials Knew of Guatemalan Abuses
Newly declassified material has provided further evidence the Reagan administration knowingly supported the Guatemalan government’s human rights abuses in its crackdown on guerrillas and leftist dissidents. The National Security Archive has released documents showing State Department officials directly reported that Guatemalan forces targeted anyone suspected of involvement with guerrillas or dissident groups. In 1984, then-US Ambassador Frederic Chapin also reported labor activists were being “rounded up” for interrogation. More than 200,000 people died under the US-backed Guatemalan military between 1960 and 1996.