Indian community hit by flooding refuses aid

An Indian community in Guatemala that suffered a government-led massacre is refusing to let soldiers help recover victims of flooding and mudslides brought on by Hurricane Stan.

Residents of Panabaj, a Sutujil Indian community, blocked soldiers who were sent to look for bodies. But Mayor Mayor Diego Esquina said the soldiers weren't wanted, citing the army's 1990 massacre of 13 Indians.

An estimated 1,000 people in Guatemala, mostly Indians, have been killed by mudslides and flooding.

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