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Guatemalan lawmaker arrested in killing of journalists

Guatemalan lawmaker arrested in killing of journalists

Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists.

Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital.

He is suspected of having masterminded the killings, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said.

Prosecutors with a UN agency already had linked him to the crime last year.

About 6,000 people are killed each year in Guatemala, with about half the crimes linked to drug trafficking and gangs.

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