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Sep 6, 2016

Guatemala Foreign Minister Continues Attack on Independent Julio Alvarado Investigation

Carlos Raul Morales

As we reported on Monday, the government of Guatemala has flatly rejected the report of two independent experts, commissioned by the O.A.S., on the shooting death of fourteen year old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano. The minor was killed in the Chiquibul where a joint patrol found him with his father and brother hunting and gathering illegally. On Monday, President Jimmy Morales said he wants to expand the investigation to include other experts. Today, the rhetoric went up notches. Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales told a radio station that he is heading to O.A.S. in Washington on Wednesday to meet with the O.A.S. Secretary General Luis Almagro, who has already acknowledged that there is a political error in the independent report. Morales attacked both the message and the messenger saying the O.A.S. representative Magdalena Talamas did not possess the wherewithal to represent the O.A.S. in this sensitive matter.

 

Carlos Raul Morales, Foreign Minister, Guatemala [Translated]

“Representative of the Secretary General of the Territorial Insular and Maritime Dispute; do you know who this person is? It is a person with experience, with political knowledge. It is a person who needs to handle this situation in an intelligent manner. With all due respect, the lady representative fell short. There is a series of developments that worry us as well. I spoke with the Secretary General of the O.A.S. and contacted him immediately after the report came out, a day or two later.”

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1 Response for “Guatemala Foreign Minister Continues Attack on Independent Julio Alvarado Investigation”

  1. Manuel Pinto says:

    Fueron rechazadas las argumentaciones de la Magdalena Talamas, por afirmar sin ningún fundamento que la ejecución extrajudicial del menor es Legitima Defensa, en ningún país del mundo asesinar por la espalda a una persona es legitima defensa solo para la OEA, que esta parcializada a favor de Belice. También hay desacuerdo con el informe de los investigadores independientes porque sin ninguna fundamentación establecen en su informe que la heridas al menor fueron provocadas por un rifle calibre 22 y una escopeta lo cual no es cierto, porque los informes medico forenses de Belice y Guatemala establecen que fueron proyectiles de alto poder, no fueron proyectiles de armas tipo escopeta o rifle, con lo que se demuestra que es un informe de investigación que carece de veracidad y de objetividad.

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