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Judi Lynn

(161,324 posts)
Thu Oct 20, 2022, 07:36 PM Oct 2022

Guatemala's past unearthed: The search for the disappeared

A 40-year search for his disappeared father leads an Indigenous weaver into a world of forensic investigation.

Carlos Poyon was just three years old when his father was kidnapped. Forty years later, the traditional weaver studies anthropology, still hoping to find his father.

Carlos also works for the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala. He records survivors’ testimonies, takes DNA samples of those seeking missing loved ones and joins excavations to recover the remains of the disappeared.

Up to 45,000 people disappeared during Guatemala’s 36-year internal conflict. More than 80 percent of them were Indigenous Mayan civilians.

Carlos and thousands of survivors still seek truth and justice 25 years after the 1996 peace accords.

17 Oct 2022



https://www.aljazeera.com/program/witness/2022/10/17/guatemalas-past-unearthed-the-search-for-the-disappeared
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Guatemala's past unearthed: The search for the disappeared (Original Post) Judi Lynn Oct 2022 OP
I have so many thoughts going on in my heart n mind.. Deuxcents Oct 2022 #1
Overwhelming. Nothing beyond evil within those who dared to do this to them. Judi Lynn Oct 2022 #2
Yes. Evil is the word Deuxcents Oct 2022 #3

Deuxcents

(17,274 posts)
1. I have so many thoughts going on in my heart n mind..
Thu Oct 20, 2022, 09:13 PM
Oct 2022

The cruelty of humans against others is just one I can’t seem to get over. Ever.

Judi Lynn

(161,324 posts)
2. Overwhelming. Nothing beyond evil within those who dared to do this to them.
Thu Oct 20, 2022, 11:28 PM
Oct 2022

How helpless they have always been against the ones determined to take absolutely everything from them, including their lives, very often.

Deuxcents

(17,274 posts)
3. Yes. Evil is the word
Thu Oct 20, 2022, 11:45 PM
Oct 2022

Taking an unborn out of the mother’s womb was beyond words. These people were poor farmers.. what possible threat could they have been?

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