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Guatemala Court Convicts Five of Six Rio Negro Massacre Defendants

LADB Article ID: 51100
Category/Department: Guatemela
Date: 2008-06-05
By: LADB Staff

On March 13, 1982, on the banks of the Rio Chixoy, in the community of Rio Negro in the municipality of Rabinal in the department of Baja Verapaz in Guatemala, approximately 177 people were massacred because they objected to being displaced by a World Bank-financed hydroelectric dam.

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