September 25, 2012
"An undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who only recently learned he was a survivor of a 1982 massacre has been granted political asylum in the United States. Oscar Ramírez Castañeda was just three years old when a U.S.-backed death squad killed some 250 civilians in the Guatemalan village of Dos Erres. While Ramirez’s mother and eight siblings all died, he survived the slaughter when a commanding officer abducted him and went on to raise him as one of his own. Now a father of four living near Boston, Ramírez learned of his real past just last year. He has since been reunited with his biological father, who survived the attack because he was traveling when the massacre occurred."

Survivor of 1982 Massacre in Guatemala Wins Asylum in U.S.