James A Rodriguez

Pacux, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala

Men play marimba music as friends and family of the Chen family gather for a Mayan Ceremony at their home in Pacux the evening before the government was to begin paying reparations to hundreds of families from 33 former communities submerged during the construction of the Chixoy hydro-electric dam and subsequent flooding of the Chixoy River basin in the early 1980s. The community of Pacux, in the outskirts of Rabinal, is where the former Achi Mayan residents of Rio Negro were resettled after the destruction and flooding of their village.

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James A Rodriguez
Pacux, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
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