the Dos Erres Massacre

I’m researching the Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala right now, for a history class. It happened in the early 80s.

It’s fucking horrific. And it’s just one part of a larger horrific series of events, that we (the USA) pretty much put into action, encouraged/funded, all while publicly denouncing it. Cuz that’s how we roll. (It’s fucking disgusting.)

Did you know about this? I didn’t. My history education up til now really, really sucked.

Here’s an NPR radio broadcast (good old Ira Glass) about it, published just last year:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/465/what-happened-at-dos-erres

I’ll post my expanded thoughts on this later, when I’m done with them. 

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