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Indigenous Massacre Survivors Unite for Memory and Justice in Guatemala

The October 4, 2012 massacre was the first and only massacre of indigenous people by soldiers following the 1996 Peace Accords. This year’s commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the massacre took place a week after a tribunal confirmed state armed forces committed genocide in the early 1980s. “The goal is to remember them and to leave a legacy for our future generations who will struggle for the defense of our rights,” said Eduardo Juan Yax, an indigenous community leader.