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February 21, 2014
The next lecture in the Fragile Freedoms series will be held on Tuesday, February 25. It marks the halfway point of this project. Indeed, four lectures in this series have already been given at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and four more are still to come. The fifth lecture will be...
June 18, 2013
“If you are with us, we'll feed you; if not, we'll kill you." This is what former Guatemalan President Rios Montt reportedly said to an audience of indigenous Guatemalans in 1982.  The president kept his promise. During Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, 200,000 people (mostly Indigenous) were...
September 4, 2012
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August 30th was International Day of the Disappeared. This week’s blog entry looks at forced disappearances perpetrated by Guatemalan authorities during the civil war (1960s-1990s) where more than 200,000 people were killed and 45,000 were made to disappear. Without a Trace Imagine waking, late...
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