On Tuesday, the United States deported a man who resided in Santa Ana, California for approximately two decades. Since 1982, Pedro Pimentel Rios has been wanted by the Guatemalan government for his suspected involvement in a brutal massacre in December of 1982. After the massacre in which 150 people were killed, Rios fled to the United States and took a job as a sweater factory worker. Rios is one of four suspects from the 1982 massacre that U.S. authorities have aided in tracking down and turning over to Guatemalan authorities. As human rights violations become of increasing concern across Latin America, a trend of further arrests can be expected in response to past violations.
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