May 24, 2009

RADIO: Guatemala’s president says right-wing attack wants to strip him of power

Free Speech Radio News
We now go to Guatemala – a country where the president has been accused of being directly involved in the killing of a lawyer and two prominent businessmen. The claims started when a video emerged one day after Rodrigo Rosenberg, an attorney, was found murdered. The chilling tape featured Rosenburg saying that he was assassinated by the president and an associate. But there may be more to the story: President Alvaro Colom has stood up to powerful military officials and tried to prosecute them in connection to the nation’s nearly four decade-long civil war. He’s also gone after influential drug cartels. President Colom says the accusations against him are part of a sophisticated right-wing scheme to keep the elite in power. Ricardo Martinez reports from Guatemala City. TO LISTEN TO THE STORY.


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