He seems comfortable in his own skin: a soft-spoken Canadian of Guatemalan heritage who also happens to have an inconceivable story of survival.
Ramiro Cristales spent his early years in Guatemala, but has been living under the radar in Canada for two decades.
December is agonizingly enmeshed with the memory of losing his family, a memory that includes witnessing the killing of his little sister.
He had a twin brother, Eldo, and other brothers with names like Victor and Hector.
The men intended to take them alive, as a trophy or an act of mercy — it isn’t clear.
The killing spree over, the men marched them into the jungle, and together they walked for days. »