1966 - 1975: The war continues

    Under a bewildering succession of rulers, most of them military, Guatemala is subject to the terrifying activities of mysterious death squads - apparently linked to the military and police, and with leftist opponents of the regime as their main victims. At the same time the mounting discontent of the Indian population, with the encouragement of Marxist revolutionaries, was erupting from time to time in this period.

    The various guerrilla groups eventually combine as the URNG (Unidad Revolucionario Nacional Guatemalteco, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity). Warfare between the guerrilla groups and the government costs eventually some 150,000 lives. Even during all those turmoils there were some oasis of normal life and work.

    18th street Zone 1 in 1975
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