Scenes of pain after the massacre of 13 people in Guatemala

Scenes of pain after the massacre of 13 people in Guatemala
  • Marcos Gonzalez Diaz, writing
  • BBC News World

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Scenes of intense pain were seen Monday at the funerals of some of the 13 people who died in the massacre this weekend in Solola department, western Guatemala.

The massacre took place between Friday and Saturday in the village of Chequex, as part of a territorial dispute that the indigenous population of the municipality of Santa Catarina Extoacán has maintained with the people of neighboring Nahuala for more than a century.

Among the dead were several women, children and elderly people. A policeman was also killed by some local villagers.

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Police believe the standoff began on December 17 and continued until Saturday in the area about 160 km west of the Guatemalan capital.

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