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City of the Disappeared – three decades of searching for Guatemala's missing

Headline Title:  City of the Disappeared – three decades of searching for Guatemala's missing 19 November 2012 Twelve stone pillars flank one end of Guatemala City's central plaza, framing the entrance to the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral.They stand as a solemn memorial to hundreds of those who died or disappeared during Guatemala's civil war – a 36-year armed conflict that claimed some 200,000 civilian lives before the government and guerrilla forces signed a peace accord in 1996. While most victims of the conflict were Indigenous Peoples and the rural poor, repression and…

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