Saturday, September 12, 2009
"If you are currently watching or listening to this message, it's because I was murdered by President Alvaro Colom. . . ."
Those were the chilling words of Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, an attorney in Guatemala who recorded a video to be released in case he was assassinated.
Rodrigo Rosenberg Marazano was assassinated on May 10, 2009. The video was released on May 11, 2009. Here is the first part of that video (in Spanish, with English subtitles). [On YouTube you can find the later parts and related videos on how the tape was released.]
Yesterday the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala announced the arrests of five police officers and two others. The announcement has been widely reported in news sources in the United States, Canada, France and other countries (so do your own search to check for developments).
The Commission reportedly said that other suspects (not yet arrested) had planned the murder. The Commission did not release those names because their investigation is continuing.
President Colom has reportedly denied any involvement in the murder.