Guatemala

The authors discussed human rights situation in Guatemala. The authors answered questions from members of the audience after their remarks. Sister Ortiz is… 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 close

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Guatemala

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Program ID:
160520-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 2003 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 08, 2003 | 2:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 15, 2003 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2003 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 2003 | 2:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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