Peru Unearthing the Bodies

This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers.

Earlier this month, forensic investigators began unearthing the remains of the nearly two dozen victims of the July 14, 1984, massacre in this region where government forces regularly hunted alleged collaborators of the Shining Path guerrillas.



Text from AP PHOTOS: SURVIVOR OF PERU MASSACRE GUIDES TEAM by RODRIGO ABD AND FRANKLIN BRICENO.

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