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Humberto Akabal (Humberto Ak'abal) was born in Momostenango, Guatemala in 1952. He was  a poet of the Maya K'iche ethnic group. He wrote his poems in the Maya K'iche language and translated them into Spanish. He is currently one of the best-known Guatemalan poets in Europe and South America. His works have already been translated into French, English, German and Italian. We are deeply saddened to hear that Humberto Akabal died at 8:40 pm on January 28, 2019 in the hospital after complications arising from intestinal surgery. He will be greatly missed.


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