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Taken Question
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 30, 2006


Guatemala: UN Commission for the Investigation of Illegal Groups and Clandestine Security Forces (CICIACS) (Taken Question)

 

Question: According to the Guatemalan press, Vice President Stein says he has secured U.S. support for CICIACS. Has this happened? If so, how much money has the U.S. pledged? Does CICIACS’s mandate include counternarcotics efforts, too?

Answer: We support a commission managed by the United Nations with

independent authority to investigate organized crime and human rights violations in Guatemala.

The United States has consistently said over the past two years that we are prepared to join others in providing support for CICIACS.

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Released on January 30, 2006

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