Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Demise of a Guatemalan Prison Lord - The New York Times

The Demise of a Guatemalan Prison Lord - The New York Times:



"On July 18, Guatemala’s most infamous — and powerful — prisoner, Byron Lima Oliva, was shot to death in the Pavón prison outside Guatemala City. While it was a fellow prisoner who, the authorities said, put two bullets in Mr. Lima’s head, in all likelihood the intellectual authors of the killing hail from the highest echelons of the state and the moneyed elite. In Guatemala, it is often impossible to tell where the state ends and the underworld begins."



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