Monday, September 14, 2009

Report Claims Hundreds of Illegal Adoptions During Guatemala's 36-Year Civil War

Guatemalan army stole children for adoption, report says
"The Guatemalan army stole at least 333 children and sold them for adoption in other countries during the Central American nation's 36-year civil war, a government report has concluded.

Around 45,000 people are believed to have disappeared during Guatemala's civil war, 5,000 of them children.

Many of those children ended up in the United States, as well as Sweden, Italy and France, said the report's author and lead investigator, Marco Tulio Alvarez."
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