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The two Guatemalas of Ríos Montt

Headline Title:  The two Guatemalas of Ríos Montt 22 November 2012 23 March 1982. 05:00am. Eleven-year-old Antonio Cava Cava is listening to the women of his community – the village of Ilom, in Chapul Quiché municipality, northern Guatemala – as they prepare food for the men, who are getting ready to go to work in the fields, growing maize and gathering firewood. Meanwhile, in the country’s capital, a young Efraín Ríos Montt is preparing to take control of the turbulent Central American nation, which has been immersed in a long armed conflict since 1960. No-one yet knows it but the…

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