Beating Swords Into Plowshares...With Deft Help From A Rebel Priest
When Guatemala's 36-year-long civil war ended with a peace agreement 14 months ago, guerrillas emerged from the jungle-clad mountainsides and some of the 1 million refugees started coming home. Nearly 3,000 rebel fighters, many of them teenagers, handed over their weapons. The government planned to use some $1.9 billion in promised international aid to help rebuild the country. Former Jesuit priest Enrique Corral Alonso, 52, who lived underground helping the guerrillas for 18 years, now heads a foundation that helps rebels make the transition to civilian life. "It has been difficult for everyone to get accustomed to using their real names and living outside the jungle," admits Corral.
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