Isidoro Zarco, Prominent Member of Guatemala’s Jewish Community, Murdered

Police are investigating the mysterious murder of Isidoro Zarco, 57, sub-editor of the newspaper Prensa Libre and a prominent member of Guatemala’s Jewish community. His funeral was attended by President Montenegro who made a posthumous presentation of the country’s highest civilian decoration, the Order of San Salvador. Cardinal Casariegos, high government officials and members of the foreign diplomatic corps were among the mourners. No motive was given for the murder and no clues were reported. Mr. Zarco was well known as a journalist at home and abroad. He was the recipient of another high decoration, the Order of Qetzal.

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