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Chungui: Journey to the Center of Oblivion

Max Cabello, Perú

Chungui and Oronqoy are distant districts located in the region of Ayacucho, which according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was one of the most affected Peruvian villages during the political violence and armed conflict time, between 1980 and 1995. Chungui’s territory, of around 1000 square kilometers, was the scenario of multiple slaughters caused by both subversive organization Shining Path and Peruvian Policing Agencies (Army and Police forces). Currently, that same area contains 320 mass graves with the remains of more than 1,300 victims, waiting to be acknowledged by their families, mostly orphans and survivors of such harsh time.