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Land Reform Aide Slain in Guatemala

United Press International

An employee of Guatemala’s land registration office was shot dead by two gummen, police said Thursday.

His was the 8th slaying in almost a week of political violence apparently sparked by land reform efforts and a government anti-corruption drive.

The gunmen opened fire on Rodolfo E. Paiz Hernandez, 39, as he left home for work Wednesday, police said, killing him instantly. Earlier, six people with links to a prominent land reform advocate were killed in two separate episodes of violence, and a government department head who had attacked corruption was shot to death.


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