• Video: Haunted by the Ghosts of Guatemala's Bloody Civil War

    27 days ago - By Rick Steves

    I'm in the jungles of northern Guatemala, scouting for a new public television special about world hunger - and I'm learning that extreme poverty is often rooted in conflict.
    Today, I visited a cemetery that was filled with tombs dating from 1981 and 1982 - an especially violent period of Guatemala's civil war, when the government massacred thousands of indigenous civilians. Walking through this poignant cemetery, hearing survivors tell stories of lost loved ones who were struggling for a little corn and a few beans, I felt the scars of that tragic time.
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