This article discusses the trial of a Guatemalan Army colonel and eight other soldiers for the October 2012 death of seven indigenous protestors in the department of Totonicapán. The victims were part of a group of individuals who were protesting energy price increases. The article examines the actions of the army and the government in covering up the event, in addition to exploring the question of the possible scapegoating of the officers in question for the persisting brutal and violent power embedded within the Army.
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Reynolds, Louisa. "Guatemalan army colonel, eight soldiers will stand trial for Totonicapán masssacre." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/92