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May, 2001
The Miami Herald

SACALA, Guatemala—Nicola Patzan remembers the blue sweater her husband was wearing the last time she saw him.

Ringed by soldiers on a mountain road, he called to her to run with their 9-month-old baby. “He told me he would catch up, but I never saw him again,” Patzan said.

That was 20 years ago.

On Wednesday, Patzan, now 53, joined a group of 50 townspeople and forensic anthropologists for a Mayan ceremony marking the end of an exhumation that uncovered the remains of 65 people here in
mass graves, the largest number of bodies found in a single excavation in Guatemala since 1994…

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