Guatemala: Extrajudicial execution/fear for safety
Land activist José Benjamín Pérez Gonzáles was killed on 8 March. According to other peasant farmers who were present, he was wounded by a police officer, and then shot and killed by a local rancher, known to be a paramilitary leader. However, the police have charged peasant farmer Cecilio Méndez Hernández with his murder. Local sources fear there will be more violence.