A young Ladino man, native to
Falls, was captured
turnedover to the police by the Creole inhabitants of Holy
becausehe attempted to pass out to them mimeographed leaflets in English
called for an "alliance
Creole and Ladino workers
peasantsagainst the government of the big landlords
foreign plantationowners." The Ladino had recently returned to the district
pleting his secondary schooling in Montanya.
San Lucas was assassinated by a group
uniformed,armed Ladinosaccompanied by several Indigene youths from CriqueSarco. One
these Indigenes was armed.
Kekchi and told them
they must help the guerrillas and theywould get lots
money and not have to pay taxes when the new government took power.
the mayor had been shot because
helped the Creole government and
no one should do
any moreor the guerrillas would come back and shoot the new mayor
The malaria control team was ambushed as
left the village
Santa Teresa on its way down the trail to San Lucas. (The team
been sent into the Indigene area by the D.C. as
a campaign Weliminate malaria-one
the most troublesome diseases in thetrict.) One member was killed by a burst
while the others fled back to the village and from there toGorda.
The Creole schoolteacher in Otoxha was murdered and thehouse burned during the night.
obviously frightened peoplethe plantation guards from Dolores
seen anyone unusual
found a recently occupied campsite a short way along the
Montanyan make were scatteredthe site.
Gorda-bound truck from San
Columbia wasby an armed group
Creole villageteacher, who was among the passengers, was taken off andexecuted and
he had committed the crime
the foreign imperialists to suppress the workers.