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A River Runs Through

(Photo by Bert Hanson)


During the 1980s and '90s a genocidal military terror was launched and tens of thousands of mainly indigenous peoples were massacred. Caught in this war were communities that lived on the banks of the Chixoy River, where the Chixoy Dam was built. When the Maya-Achi people of Rio Negro refused to move to make way for the dam, hundreds of women and children were massacred. The affected communities have been engaged in a decade-long struggle to seek reparations for the legacy of the dam and the war.


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Uploaded on April 19, 2011