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Putting On the Uniform

Barbara Confino

Copyright Barbara Confino Guatemala 1975

There they are, so many lives, on the steps of a church in Guatemala. The soldier who is a full-blooded Mayan wears the uniform of those who will perpetuate the coming genocide. Which he himself will participate in — all the others most likely dead because of it.

Amazing how all you need to switch sides is the right clothing and a haircut.The symbol is the key that throws…

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