In Article

August, 2001
The San Francisco Chronicle

Growing up in a noisy household of 13 children, the two brothers were serious and self-directed, with boyhood dreams that foreshadowed the men they would become: Efrain loved maps and military parades; Mario went to Mass every morning and prayed with priests after school.

Today, the brothers lead opposing factions in Guatemala’s problematic peace process, and their distinct lives show how families were divided by politics during a 36-year civil war (1960-96) that often pitted brother against brother.

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