K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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When the government was installing electricity in the rural areas they needed human heads and women's breasts to complete the project. The government set free some thieves and killers from prison. The killers were able to collect a lot of heads and breasts from the people they killed on the roads. Note: This story is similar to another story (#79) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Saint worship; electricity; torture


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Oral History #099: The Arrival of Electricity



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