27 dead in Guatemala massacre

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According to Guatemalan officials, 27 workers were slain on a remote coconut farm by a small army in the northern province of Péten on May 15.

Witnesses stated that 200 gunmen arrived on buses and attacked workers decapitating 23 men and two women, according to Jaime Leonel Otzin, director of Guatemala’s National Police.

Though police had not determined a motive for the attack, the presence of Mexican drug trafficking groups has made the area increasingly dangerous.

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