Payments grow for victims of Guatemala's civil war
05/06/2009 7:31 AM
05/06/2009 7:33 AM
Since President Álvaro Colom took office in January 2008, Guatemala has stepped up payments to survivors of the estimated 200,000 people who died in the 36-year civil war. Begun in 2003, the program had compensated 3,000 survivors by 2007, according to its directors. But under Colom, the state has handed out 10,477 checks.
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