Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Guatemalan landslides unearth bones

The recent mudslides in Guatemala may have unearth mass graves from the genocidal civil war carried out against the indigenous populations two decades ago.

In the highland village of Las Nubes, mudslides that swept the earth away from one corner of a house revealed human bones.

Rudy Castillo, with the office of the country's Human Rights Prosecutor, is involved in the investigation. He confirms a human leg bone and shoulder bone blade were found under the house. He says there are more bones under the house.

With many people still unaccounted for, Castillo hopes an investigation will give people some answers. Castillo hopes the investigation will begin within two weeks in case future landslides destroy the evidence.


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