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Dos Erres Case
On December 6, 1982, elite members of the Guatemalan military entered the community of Dos Erres, La Libertad, in the northern region of the Peten. After raping many of the girls and women, the military murdered approximately 350 civilians. Thus far, forensic teams have exhumed and identified some 187 remains. Of those, at least 67 were children under the age of 12.
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Introduction

In 1994, the Guatemalan organization Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA) filed charges against military personnel believed to be responsible for carrying out this massacre, as well as those who ordered it. Although the Dos Erres case represents only one of over 600 massacres committed against the civilian population, this case is especially important, because it so clearly links the massacre to the highest echelons of the military high command and government, including former dictator General Efrain Rios Montt.
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