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From Heaven to Hell In the United States we often look to European and African countries for examples of dictatorship civil war inequality and genocide In the 1990s several countries experienced mass exodus civil war race war religious war and genocide Yugoslavias Serbian population attempted to cleanse itself of Muslims and Croats in Rwanda the Hutu population exterminated almost the entire Tutsi population while in East Timor and several other countries refugees fled from the tyranny of their government Less often however do we look or even realize that our neighbors to the south are experiencing remarkably similar acts of violence hate and misuse of power Bordered mostly by Mexico Belize and Honduras Guatemala is known for its volcanoes exquisite beaches gorgeous landscapes ancient Mayan ruins and a unique culture However it is also a country tainted by oppression injustice servitude racial inequality and genocide Andrew Miller a Penn State University student describes Guatemala Guatemala it has been said is a country of extremes Within can be witnessed the riches of breathtaking scenery natural resources and cultural diversity Simultaneously however one sees extreme poverty and exploitation of indigenous peoples which characterize the countrys history Another view by Jean-Marie Simon describes the Guatemalan dark side the reality of all Guatemalans Guatemala is a place where the political economic and social panorama is unfairly skewed in every possible way In Guatemala life gets better for a minority at the expense of millions of others After centuries of race and class wars Guatemala teetered between peace and war during the ten years of spring or ten years of democracy Unfortunately Guatemala finally plunged into complete darkness and genocide followed Guatemalas genocide now serves humanity along with all other occurrences of genocide as a reminder that we are all capable of committing acts of horror History is the only reference that humanity has to use to answer the unanswerable questions that surround any genocide The questions include why
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