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21 Feb, 14 tweets, 3 min read
Si hubo genocidio en Guatemala. Dianna Ortiz, a hero, has died. nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/…
America tortured her. The CIA oversaw. They were trained by us.
She was tortured. Like many I met in Guatemala. In 1988-1989, my first time there. Blood rained.
The US government, the CIA, the presidents, they gaslit her. AND SHE WAS RIGHT.
They told her she was lying! And she persisted! She was tortured in ways that will make you vomit, and our government still gaslit her! AND SHE DID NOT GIVE UP.
She’s a saint to me now.
She’s a saint who goes up on my altar with Gerardi.
Did you know Leon Black’s dad was the head of United Fruit Company, which is why the CIA invaded and overthrew Guatemala, and he walked out of a 44th story window to his death after overseeing many assassinations?
Many bad guys today trace their power to this era of horror in Central America.
THEY SAID SHE WAS LYING. America and Guatemala accused her of fantasizing being gang raped, burned with cigarettes, and hung over a pit of corpses for 24 hours. They gaslit her. They said it was a hoax. Perpetrated by a woman. Who was a nun. Teaching Maya kids how to write.
We still don’t know the identity of “Alejandro,” the man with a US-accent who removed Dianna Ortiz from torture. He is presumed CIA. @POTUS @VP have the power to unredact that blacked-out FOIA she received. Who was Alejandro? We must own the sins of CIA in Guatemala.
She survived all of this, and cancer got her. It’s the only enemy I truly fear, too.
62 is so young. Fuck cancer.

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