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Adopted By The Man Who Killed My Family

Ramiro Osorio Cristales was five when his family was massacred by Guatemala's army in the Mayan village of Dos Erres. He was later adopted by one of the soldiers who took part.

Ramiro Osorio Cristales was just five years old when his family was murdered by the Guatemalan army, along with more than 200 other civilians from the Mayan village of Dos Erres. One of the soldiers who participated in the killings, Santos Lopez, took Ramiro with him and later adopted him. In November 2018, Ramiro gave evidence in the trial against his adoptive father for his part in the massacre. He has been telling Mike Lanchin about his horrific ordeal. (This programme contains disturbing accounts of extreme violence)
Photo: Ramiro as a child in Guatemala (R.Osorio)

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