James A Rodriguez

Santa Avelina, San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala

Catarina Lopez, 88, (front right, with red scarf over head) watches, along with friends and family, as the remains of her husband Pedro Lopez Cordoba are buried over 33 years after his execution. Pedro Lopez Cordoba, an Ixil Mayan, was accused by military officers of being a guerrilla sympathiser. He execution by firing squad, on 3 February 1982 at the Xolosinay Military Garrison, was witnessed by his son Francisco Lopez. The remains of Lopez Cordoba, which still held an Id card with name and photo inside the pants' pocket, were exhumed by members of the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) from grave 9 in September 2014 and subsequently positively identified via DNA analysis. His remains were returned to his family members on 3 November 2015, and buried a day later.

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James A Rodriguez
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Santa Avelina, San Juan Cotzal
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Guatemala
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