Approximately 1,000 Guatemalan Police and Army personnel have formed a group to capture alleged Guatemalan criminal leader Eduardo Villatoro, aka Guayo, alleged leader of a gang that massacred eight police officers, and kidnapped and murdered a police chief in the west of the country, official sources reported. On June 13, eight police officers were murdered at a police station in Salcajá municipality, 200 km to the west of the country. Moreover, Police Chief César García was also kidnapped and later dismembered, and his remains were found a week after. “I call for Villatoro to go to the Police, since we are not withdrawing until we find him. We’ll find him, either by hook or by crook,” Minister of Interior Mauricio López told the press. The official added that support was requested from federal authorities in Mexico, as well as from state authorities in Chiapas, in order to prevent Villatoro from escaping the country. So far, 13 gang members have been captured, including the alleged author of García’s dismemberment, as part of so-called Operation Dignity. By Dialogo July 23, 2013 On June 20, the Police announced that two members of the gang had been captured, including Donaldo Villatoro, brother of the alleged criminal leader. Although the operation encompasses the west side of the country, it mainly entails Huehuetenango, where Villatoro’s gang operates in association with certain Mexican cartels.
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0Shares0000Albania’s Etrit Berisha (L) vies with Spain’s Rodrigo Moreno during their World Cup 2018 qualifier match Spain in Alicante on October 6, 2017 © AFP / JOSE JORDANPARIS, France, Oct 6 – Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria.Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all scored inside the first 30 minutes in Alicante as the 2010 world champions locked up top spot in Group G as Italy were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was greeted with a mixture of jeers and applause on his 92nd international appearance just days after voting in a referendum on Catalan independence deemed illegal by the Spanish government and blighted by police violence.“We had to concentrate solely on football,” coach Julen Lopetegui told Spanish TV station Teledeporte.“It has been a difficult, complicated week and fortunately we managed to do that in a very, very good first 30 minutes.”Four-time World Cup winners Italy are destined for the November play-offs after Macedonian substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski’s 77th-minute equaliser cancelled out a first-half goal by veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini.“There’s still one match left and then we’ll think about the play-offs. We hope to get some players back,” said Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura, whose squad has been depleted by a raft of injuries.Serbia missed out on a chance to wrap up qualification from Group D with a match to spare as Louis Schaub struck a minute from time to give Austria victory in Vienna.Serbia, who could have sealed a spot in Russia with victory, led through an early Luka Milivojevic goal but fell behind as Austria replied through efforts from Guido Burgstaller and Marko Arnautovic.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic had levelled on 83 minutes before Schaub’s winner, but Serbia can still advance by defeating Georgia in their final qualifier in Belgrade on Monday.– Showdown awaits in Dublin –Wales’ Tom Lawrence controls the ball next to Georgia’s Otar Kakabadze during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017 © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVTom Lawrence scored his first international goal to earn Wales a vital 1-0 victory in Georgia and keep them firmly in the hunt for a finals berth.The Derby County forward rifled in the winner four minutes after half-time in Tbilisi as Chris Coleman’s team stayed a point clear of third-placed Republic of Ireland.The Irish brushed Moldova aside 2-0 in Dublin through a first-half brace from Daryl Murphy and now face Wales at home in a final-round showdown with first place in the group still in play.“All we can do is work hard and take care of our business. We have a huge test on Monday night against the Republic of Ireland. We have a game plan and we will see where it takes us,” Coleman told Sky Sports.Serbia head the section on 18 points with Wales, aiming to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958, second on 17 and Ireland another point further back.Iceland took a huge step towards a maiden World Cup appearance with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all but out of the running.Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason scored as Iceland pulled two points clear of Croatia at the top of Group I after the latter were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to eliminated Finland.Ukraine are level on 17 points with Croatia following a 2-0 win away to Kosovo and host the Croats in Kiev on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)