In this May 22, 2013 photo, Ixil Mayan Alfonso Gaspar Ijom takes a break from working his small plot of arable land in Chajul, Guatemala. Forgotten by the state for centuries, the Ixil

 

              In this May 22, 2013 photo, Ixil Mayan Alfonso Gaspar Ijom takes a break from working his small plot of arable land in Chajul, Guatemala. Forgotten by the state for centuries, the Ixil
In this May 22, 2013 photo, Ixil Mayan Alfonso Gaspar Ijom takes a break from working his small plot of arable land in Chajul, 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 sentence was later overturned by a higher court. Bereft of basic services like education, health, access to clean water and sanitation, the Ixil people carry on as they have done for generations. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)