Magazine article The Quill

Government Admits to Killing Journalist

Magazine article The Quill

Government Admits to Killing Journalist

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Guatemala took responsibility for the 1993 death of a journalist and two-time presidential runner-up, the South American country's government admitted in July.

Jorge Carpio Nicolle, 60, a vocal critic of Guatemala's military, died with three other associates as they drove along a highway in the country's rural province of Quiche, the Associated Press reported. He had been the publisher and editor of El Grafico, a daily newspaper in Guatemala City, and had run for president in 1985 and 1992, finishing second both years, the AP reported.

AP reported that the admission by Guatemalan representative Estuardo Meneses was a "historic" proclamation, according to Rodrigo Carpio Nicolle, the slain journalist's son. "It's a step forward for the government to accept international responsibility for the death of my father," he told the AP. …

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