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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

1960 Guatemala


In the 1970s the Mayans started protesting against the government for equality. From 1978-1986 the peak of the violence against the Mayans in Guatemala were under the regimes of Generals Romeo Lucas Garcia, Efrain Rios Montt, and Oscar Mejia Victores. The Guatemalan army aimed to end the guerilla warfare and targeted the Mayans who they believed were supporting the guerilla movement. Not only was the United States aware of the violation of human rights, but also provided military support to the Guatemalan government.