In this May 22, 2013, picture, a woman prays in front of a Jesus of Nazareth guardian statue, dressed as a Ixil Mayan elder, inside a church in Cotzal, Guatemala. The Ixil people live m

 

              In this May 22, 2013, picture, a woman prays in front of a Jesus of Nazareth guardian statue, dressed as a Ixil Mayan elder, inside a church in Cotzal, Guatemala. The Ixil people live m
In this May 22, 2013, picture, a woman prays in front of a Jesus of Nazareth guardian statue, dressed as a Ixil Mayan elder, inside a church in Cotzal, Guatemala. The Ixil people live mostly in the most rugged and isolated parts of northwestern Guatemala. Forgotten by the state for centuries, the Ixil have recently come under the spotlight after a court found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide for the ruthless policies used during his 17-month-long regime against the Ixil. The conviction was annulled days later following a trial that did nothing to change the lives of the Ixil people. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)