Guatemala president vetoed legislation reinstating capital punishment

On November 4, 2010, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom vetoed legislation that would have reinstated the death penalty, stating that he believed the death penalty does not improve a nation's security. In March 2008, when Colom vetoed a similar bill, he cited cases from the US showing that the death penalty does not effectively deter crime. Guatemala carried out its last execution in 2000.

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