Guatemala military chief dies in helicopter crash
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Guatemala military chief dies in helicopter crash

The head of the Guatemala military’s joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.

Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military officers when their helicopter went down in a mountainous area of the province of Huehuetenango.

He identified one of the other victims as Gen. Braulio Mayen, commander of the army’s 5th Brigade.

Associated Press