The authors discussed human rights situation in Guatemala. The authors answered questions from members of the audience after their… read more
The authors discussed human rights situation in Guatemala. The authors answered questions from members of the audience after their remarks.
Sister Ortiz is the co-author of The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, published by Orbis Books. The book is a memoir of her abduction, rape and torture in Guatemala in 1989. Of the estimated 47,000 people who disappeared in Guatemala over the last several decades, Sister Ortiz is one of a few to survive. The book recounts her struggles to recover and heal after her experiences and to expose the United States' complicity in the Guatemalan military’s campaigns against civilians. Patricia Davis, who assisted in the writing of the book, joins Sister Ortiz.
Mr. Wilkinson is the author of Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala, published by Houghton Mifflin Co. The book is a narrative of the history of Guatemala’s thirty-six-year internal war. Through first person interviews with coffee workers, former guerrillas, small-town mayors and members of the ruling class, Mr. Wilkinson recounts the circumstances that resulted in the deaths or disappearances of over 200,000 people at the hands of the military government close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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