Guatemalan Mayor Murdered Monday

June 24, 2005

GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) – AGuatemalan mayor in the western municipalityof Génova Costa Cuca was killedby unidentified assailants Monday morning,according to police.Mayor Marciano Pérez, 54, wasreportedly shot six times by assailantswho drove by him in a taxi in the departmentof Quetzaltenango, 206 kilometerswest of the capital. He died shortly afterbeing taken to a nearby hospital.Pérez’s bodyguard was seriouslyinjured in the attack, and is being treatedin a public hospital.The taxi was later found abandonedon the highway.Pérez took office as mayor lastJanuary, and reportedly had several problemswith local unions, according to arearesidents.The mayor is survived by his wife anddaughters, who live in the United States.

You may be interested

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
470 views
Environment and Wildlife
470 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
1304 views
Central America
1304 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
2287 views
Please Send Coffee!
2287 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…