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January 17, 2000
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CALLS FOR RENEWED INVESTIGATION OF BISHOP GERARDI'S DEATH
    GUATEMALA, JAN 16 (ZENIT).- On January 14, Alfonso Portillo, Guatemala's new President, ordered a thorough investigation into the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi and the dissolution of the Presidential General Staff, which is implicated in the crime.

    In his inaugural address, Portillo committed himself to the implementation of the 11 peace agreements, signed 3 years ago, that supposedly put an end to 36 years of civil war, which caused over 200,000 victims, counting the dead and missing.

    The new President stated that the results of the investigation into the Bishop's death, which occurred on April 26, 1998, will be sent as soon as possible to the Public Ministry, to settle possible criminal responsibilities.

    Reiterating that he would respect the recommendations of the Commission for Historical Enlightenment, he declared April 26 "National Day for the Dignity of Victims of Violence."

    Portillo promised to reconstruct the army and subordinate it to civil power, in keeping with plans for the country's modernization and democratization. ZE00011607

          

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