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Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister


You're the man of the family now: Tragic moment boy, six, comforts his sister after telling how his parents were killed by gunmen


Tragic scene: Carlos Daniel comforts his four-year-old sister, Izabel, as they show local police where the gunmen killed their parents


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These shocking photographs capture the horrific moment a six-year-old boy is forced to describe how he saw his parents and other family members wiped out.
Six-year-old Carlos Daniel Gonzalez and his four-year-old sister Izabel escaped with their lives by hiding from the killers as they shot dead their mother and father in the hamlet of 'Las Escobas', in Villa Canales municipality,Guatemala.

In all, seven members of the Gonzalez family, including an eight-month-old baby and an eight-year-old boy, were slaughtered by the group of strangers. The killings are believed to have been over nothing more sinister than a row over land rights.

After the bloody killings, the two terrified orphans returned to the crime scene with local authorities to explain what they had seen.

According to watchdog International Crisis Group, Guatemala is one of the world's most dangerous countries. It is slightly smaller than Tennessee in size and has a population of about 14million.

According to the U.S. State Department, more than 96 per cent of all crimes go unpunished in Guatemala and corruption pervades all levels of government and the police.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...wn-gunmen.html


Six-year-old Carlos Daniel Gonzalez shows police how gunmen killed his parents and other family members


Volunteer firefighters stand next to the bodies of the seven dead family members. The shooting may have been the deadly conclusion of a land dispute


Chilling: Two ducks pass by the crime scene where unknown gunmen killed most of the family of Daniel and Izabel Gonzalez

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This is stupid.

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

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This is stupid.
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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

This is so sad, those poor babies

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

The siblings look so old and hopeless in that first pic The ducks added a slightly sympathetic touch though.

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Sad image

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

Stupid? Fuck you. This is one of the most poignant threads I have ever seen on DR. Look at those children with their arms around each other and think of what they are facing. Imagine what their level of comprehension is. It's chilling. Great thread, Gatogato.

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

Tragic. They're lucky to be alive as the killers seemed to be eliminating as many of the family as possible.

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

How many children survived? Another source says 4.

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Re: Heartbreaking Image of Young Guatemalan Brother and Sister

She's gripping on to him for dear life...

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