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Spanish company guards face Guatemala charges

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two employees of Spanish hydroelectric power company Hidro Santa Cruz were arrested for the murder of a peasant, a crime that sparked disturbances and the declaration of a state of siege for 18 days in the Indian town of Santa Cruz Barillas in western Guatemala.

Ricardo Garcia Lopez and Oscar Armando Ortiz Solares, both Guatemalans, were arrested for the killing, the Attorney General's Office said.

Both workers for Hidro Santa Cruz, a subsidiary of Spain's Hidralia Energia, which is building a hydroelectric power plant in Santa Cruz Barillas.

Source: Efe