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Training School: Sosa Orantes and Canadian Citizenship

training school: In documents filed in Federal Court, Sosa Orantes says he was not even in the village of Las Dos Erres when the events took place, according to CTV. He paints himself as an upstanding instructor at a military training school during the period in question, working with local communities in Guatemala to build good relations. Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes denies he concealed participation in a 1982 massacre by the Guatemalan military when he obtained Canadian citizenship a decade later. Sosa Orantes, 59, is serving a 10-year sentence for immigration fraud in the United States, where he also held citizenship until it was revoked in 2014. Canada says Sosa Orantes was a senior member of a military special forces group that led a mission to Las Dos Erres in December 1982 to interrogate inhabitants after some military rifles were allegedly stolen during a guerrilla ambush of troops. In the early 1980s, the Guatemalan military junta began a ruthless campaign against guerrilla groups that wiped out 440 villages, killing over 75,000 people and displacing more than 250,000, the Canadian government says in documents filed in Federal Court. ( As reported in the news.