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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 06:05 PM

Victims of 1982 Guatemala massacre laid to rest

Victims of 1982 Guatemala massacre laid to rest
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.

SANTA MARIA NEBAJ, Guatemala (AP) The remains of 31 Ixil Mayans killed more than three decades ago during the height of Guatemala's civil war were laid to rest Wednesday in the country's western highlands amid the sounds of a violin and wafts of incense.

Hundreds of people joined in a procession that carried small wooden boxes containing the remains to a cemetery in Xecax, the village in Quiche province where the massacre happened.

Villagers have blamed the army for the attack on Feb. 4, 1982, but no one has ever been prosecuted.

Forensic experts first exhumed the remains four years ago but were able to identify only eight of the victims through DNA tests. The bodies of those identified were returned to their relatives' homes in the village for a traditional memorial service before the mass burial.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:26 PM

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 02:20 AM

2. The procession of citizens carrying the boxes holding the remains of their loved ones

The procession of citizens carrying the boxes holding the remains of their loved ones

who perished in massacres by the Guatemalan right-wing government has been repeatedly so many times, the images seem endless.

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Diego Rivera, "Glorious Victory"
CIA overthrow 1954 Guatemalan President.
"Eisenhower is depicted as a bomb, a priest oversees the massacre
and CIA Director Dulles is shaking hands with Colonel Castillo Armas. " [/center]

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