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What Happened at Dos Erres

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167x120 image for ta120527what_happened_at_dosIn 1982, the Guatemalan military attacked a tiny village called Dos Erres. They wiped it off the map, killing about 250 people. Thirty years later, a Guatemalan immigrant in Massachusetts got a phone call. He had never heard of Dos Erres. But the woman on the phone told him that two boys had been abducted during the massacre — and he was one of them.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode. Then, get an update on the story.

Photo: Members of the elite special forces that committed the massacre at Dos Erres. This photo was likely taken during training by Lieutenant Oscar Ramirez Ramos, who was one of the commanders during the massacre

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Host:
Ira Glass