This government, which aimed to dismantle the insurgent movement, decreed several amnesties for the URNG
and other revolutionary combatants who decided to abandon the guerrilla movement, but the corresponding decrees always incorporated self-amnesty as well.
The dialogue process projected a series of URNG
meetings with the political parties and "social sectors" (private enterprise, popular and religious movements), and finally with the government and army.
The agreement in principle on human rights between the URNG
and the government mentioned by Martinez took seven years to negotiate.
Cajas said, "The URNG
offered the presidency and other spaces, but one part of Winaq was not in agreement with the negotiation.
Like the other accords, it was an agreement between the URNG
and the government; no indigenous person was at the table for either side and both sides had a peculiar history in their relation with Maya pueblos.
By February 1982, the URNG
guerrillas seemed to be gaining control over significant portions of northwestern Guatemala and there was increasing unrest in the capital.
33) The URNG
committed itself to carry on a unified struggle against the ruling sectors of Guatemala, in order to produce fundamental changes in social, economic, and political structures.
Deputy Victor Sales said the accord "was negotiated behind the backs of the population.
Two years after MINUGUA's arrival, as December 1996 was about to be ripped from the calendar, the completed set of peace agreements came into effect, and the mission's mandate expanded to cover the cease-fire, the demobilization of URNG
fighters, the return of thousands of refugees from camps in Mexico and Honduras, changes in the role of the army, social and economic policies, the building of civil institutions, and other projects to which the state had obligated itself in signing the accords.
Political analyst Miguel Angel Sandoval agreed with the URNG
assessment as being in line with a government that is by composition pro-business, oligarchic, and conservative.
Other commitments guaranteeing reparations were the agreement that incorporated the URNG
as a legal political party and the seating of the truth commission, both of which were part of the 1996 Peace Accords.
We appreciate the struggle of campesino and indigenous organizations for land, and we salute the preparations of the URNG
for the next elections as the alternative for the real fulfillment of the Peace Accords.