Vince Heptig
Vince Heptig

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Aftermath of a Massacre in Guatemala

Vince Heptig
August 25, 1991

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The highland village of Santiago Atitlan continues to hold monthly masses to commemorate the 14 citizens killed and 24 injured when soldiers fired into a crowd that had gathered to protest an earlier shooting of a resident by drunken soldiers. A 30-year conflict between the army and leftist guerillas has left the indigenous population in Guatemala hopelessly pinned between both sides.

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Vince Heptig, a freelance photographer in Texas, has lived in Guatemala for the past four years.