Until We Find Them: The Disappeared in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico
Lunes 18 de marzo de 2013, por
The Latin America Working Group Education Fund, the Washington Office on Latin America, the U.S. Office on Colombia, and the Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA invite you to attend a brownbag lunch discussion on
Until We Find Them
The Disappeared in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico
Doria Yanette Bautista Montañez
Fundación Nydia Erika Bautista, Colombia
Asociación de Familiares Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Colombia (ASFADDES), Colombia
Wilson de los Reyes Aragón
Impunity Watch, Guatemala
Nadín Reyes Maldonado
Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos "Hasta Encontrarlos," Mexico
José Pablo Baraybar
Equipo Peruano de Antropología Forense
Monday, March 18, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Ave NW
4th Floor Conference Room
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For more information, please contact Omar Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 546-7010.
Simultaneous interpretation from Spanish to English will be provided at the event.
Disappearances are not just a past human rights tragedy; they are an ongoing crisis in some Latin American countries. During Guatemala’s internal armed conflict, an estimated 45,000 were disappeared by state forces; family members continue to search for their loved ones and seek justice. Over 26,000 people have disappeared in Mexico since 2006, according to a government database. In Peru, the search for the disappeared continues after 15,000 people were disappeared during the internal armed conflict between 1980 and 2000. And in recent decades, over 60,000 people have been disappeared in Colombia, including 7,500 in 2012. Beyond the terrifying statistics, the impact of disappearances on families is profound: “To the torment of absence is added the sorrow of doubt,” in the words of Colombian scholar Alfredo Molano.
Come hear these four inspiring civil society leaders speak about the search for justice for the disappeared in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia.