6 Jun 2014
Pacux, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. May 14 & 15, 2014. On May 14th, 1982, Carmen Sanchez Chen left her three-year-old son Manuel with a neighbor as she went to bathe in the Chixoy River. Two months had already passed since Guatemalan soldiers and Civil Patrolmen from neighboring Xococ had brutally massacred 177 women and children in her village of Rio Negro. Guatemala’s civil war, ongoing since 1960, was at its climax in 1982 when U.S.-trained military general Efrain Rios Montt gained power via a coup d’état. Rios Montt vowed to squash the leftist guerrillas by applying Scorched Earth campaigns. The [...]
18 Apr 2014
MiMundo.org is honored to have been nominated for a 2014 Bobs Award in the Best Social Activism Website category along with 13 other nominees from different regions of the world. MiMundo.org is the sole entry in Spanish for the Best Social Activism category: “an initiative that makes exemplary use of social media, networks and other [...]
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