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U.S. Priest Killed In Guatemala

Robbers gunned down a U.S. priest and international rights activist in Guatemala in order to steal a little over $100 on Monday. Lawrence Rosebaugh, a U.S. priest who brought international attention to human rights abuses in Brazil in the 1970s, had spent 10 years as a missionary in Guatemala where he ministered to HIV patients. Robbers stole $125, a cell phone and religious ornaments from the car full of Oblates priests. Another priest was injured in the incident. Rosebaugh, 74, was jailed and brutally beaten in 1977 in Brazil where he ran a small soup kitchen. He informed First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who publicized the abuses, infuriating the Brazilian dictatorship.