Guatemalans use portraits, museum to seek missing

Guatemalans search for wartime missing with portraits, museum

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In this Nov. 8, 2013 photo, portraits and personal articles of Hugo Adil Merida, left, Juan de Dios Samayoa, second from left, Sergio Linares, second

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In this Nov. 8, 2013 photo, Samuel Villatoro is reflected in a glass case where the remains of his father Amancio Villatoro lay on display as he speak

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, a message left behind by activists reads in Spanish "The silence of the media was also an accomplice in the genocide" on a

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, an activist pastes portraits of people who disappeared during the civil war on a wall outside Congress in Guatemala City.

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, an activist holds photos of people who disappeared during the civil war in downtown Guatemala City. The activists say gove

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, a man walks by a graffiti that read in Spanish "Justice" in downtown Guatemala City. In Nov. 2012, the Inter-American Cour

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, commuters waiting for a bus, right, watch activists pasting photos of people who disappeared during the civil war in downt

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, the photograph of a person who disappeared during the civil war is pasted on a wall outside Congress at Guatemala City. Wi

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, bus passengers watch others paste the portraits of people who disappeared during the civil war on a wall in downtown Guate

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo, portraits of people who disappeared during the civil war cover a wall outside Congress in Guatemala City. A handful of Gua

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalans are pasting up thousands of posters and have opened a museum to remember the 45,000 people who disappeared during the country's 36-year civil war.

Some of the activists say they hope the actions will prompt the country's government to do more to find and identify the missing.

So far, the government has not complied with a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to search for the victims as quickly as possible and build a park or plaza in the memory of the disappeared.