Ixil Region

The Ixil Region of Quiché

Heading north from Santa Cruz del Quiché, the highway climbs high into the mountains before splitting at El Tronque (the trunk). Choosing the left fork of the Tronque will lead you up through the clouds and over the ridge of the Cuchumatanes into the fascinating Ixil Region of...
rabinal

The Armed Conflict in Rabinal

Like the department of Quiché, indigenous Baja Verapaz was the target of scorched earth tactics during the early 1980s, and three of the deadliest massacres of the armed conflict occurred in Rabinal. On September 15, 1981 (Guatemalan Independence Day), the army descended upon the...