Lago Suchitlan - Copopaya

  • IMG 2536  Lago (Lake) Suchitlan — a man-made impoundment to provide water for San Salvador. Viewed from a restaurant in Suchitoto where we ate lunch.
  • IMG 2540  Boarding a boat to go out on Lago Suchitlan.
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  • IMG 2552  Farm on a small island created by flooding to create reservoir.
  • IMG 2557  Birds (vultures?) on top of an old tree.
  • IMG 2566  Cross marks spot of another massacre: the town of Copopaya. It was wiped out by government forces in a massacre.
  • IMG 2561  The gentleman on the right is a survivor.
  • IMG 2562  His story of survival: over 100 people were gunned down. A few survived by jumping into the lake, hid under lily pads, and swam across the lake to escape.
  • IMG 2560  His dad survived because he was out-of-town on the day of the massacre.
  • IMG 2564  Dad still carries a bolo (machete).
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  • IMG 2627  Later, we went to another location for lunch . . .
  • IMG 2629  . . . and a swim in the pool.