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  1. Guatemala Main Page
  2. Protracted Civil War Results in Huge Number of Civilian Deaths
  3. Army Blamed for Most of the Abuses in Civil War
  4. Guatemala Signs Several Trade Agreements
  5. Pérez Molina Elected President On His Second Try
  6. 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Guatemala
  7. Court Throws Out Montt's Genocide Conviction
Army Blamed for Most of the Abuses in Civil War

In 1999, a Guatemalan truth commission blamed the army for 93% of the atrocities and the rebels (the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit) for 3%. The former guerrillas apologized for their crimes, and President Clinton apologized for U.S. support of the right-wing military governments. The army has not acknowledged its guilt. Alfonso Portillo Cabrera, closely associated with the former dictatorship of Efrain Rios Montt (1982–1983), became president in Jan. 2000. In Aug. 2000, Portillo apologized for the former government's human rights abuses and pledged to prosecute those responsible and compensate victims.

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