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A teenager at the time of the massacre, Juan Gómez fled the onslaught of the paramilitaries—created by the Mexican military to fight the Zapatistas—by hiding in the hillside beneath the mountain village alongside several dozen other boys. There, they listened as a cacophony of rifle-shots in the settlement above them signaled the murder of their loved ones—including Juan Gómez's pregnant sister, who, before being executed, had the fetus of her unborn child taken from the womb. Image by Jared Olson. Mexico, 2018.

A teenager at the time of the massacre, Juan Gómez fled the onslaught of the paramilitaries—created by the Mexican military to fight the Zapatistas—by hiding in the hillside beneath the mountain village alongside several dozen other boys. There, they listened as a cacophony of rifle-shots in the settlement above them signaled the murder of their loved ones—including Juan Gómez's pregnant sister, who, before being executed, had the fetus of her unborn child taken from the womb. Image by Jared Olson. Mexico, 2018.