Arrest of soldier in Dos Erres massacre

One of the worst massacres in Guatemala’s armed conflict happened at Dos Erres in 1982. On that day, 250 unarmed men, women and children were slaughtered by soldiers in Guatemala’s elite unit, the Kaibiles. Pro Publica reports that last week, US agents arrested 54-year-old Jose Mardoqueo Ortiz Morales–former Kaibile, now legal US resident living in Maryland–for his involvement. Praying for the souls of the victims and for some peace for the survivors of the horror.

 

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