(140130) -- GUATEMALA CITY, Jan. 30, 2014 (Xinhua) -- A worker digitalizes documents at the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN, for its acronym in Spanish), in Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala, on Jan. 29, 2014. The AHPN was found by chance on 2005 in an old explosives deposit of the National Civil Deposit (PNC). The archive possesses around 80 million of sheets covering a date range from 1881 to 1997, when the National Police ceased to exist and the PNC came to be. The documents revealed the way in which the National Police operated during the armed conflict in Guatemala (19

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(140130) -- GUATEMALA CITY, Jan. 30, 2014 (Xinhua) -- A worker digitalizes documents at the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN, for its acronym in Spanish), in Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala, on Jan. 29, 2014. The AHPN was found by chance on 2005 in an old explosives deposit of the National Civil Deposit (PNC). The archive possesses around 80 million of sheets covering a date range from 1881 to 1997, when the National Police ceased to exist and the PNC came to be. The documents revealed the way in which the National Police operated during the armed conflict in Guatemala (1960-1996), and has contributed to the investigation of the disappearances that occurred during that period. According to the Commission to the Historical Clarification, in Guatemala, over 45 thousand detainees disappeared during the armed conflict. (Xinhua/Luis Echeverr¨ªa) (da)

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