Guatemalan lawmakers have twice tried to move forward with a proposal to grant amnesty for war crimes committed during the country’s brutal 36-year civil war. The bill would free more than dozens of army officers, soldiers, and policemen within 24 hours.
VICE News went to a military hospital in Guatemala to talk to retired army officer Francisco Gordillo Martinez, convicted of authorizing the rape and torture of a young communist student. If the push for amnesty succeeds, Gordillo would be freed.
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