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Ascensión Mendieta falleció el pasado 16 de septiembre. Su vida estuvo signada por la lucha contra el legado franquista. Recuperó de una fosa común del cementerio de Guadalajara el cuerpo de su padre, Timoteo Mendieta, quien fue asesinado en 1939.
Tristemente célebre por ser llamado 'una gran fosa clandestina', México se ha convertido en uno de los países latinoamericanos donde la desaparición forzada se ha cobrado alrededor de 40.000 víctimas bajo gobiernos de baja densidad democrática. El último dato oficial del gobierno mexicano sobre la cifra de las víctimas asciende a 40.184.
On 21 December 2010, the resolution 65/209 of the UN General Assembly decided to declare 30 August as the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances. It is important to understand the origins and background of this crime, but also to acknowledge that it continues to happen under both democratic and authoritarian governments, to little international outcry.
Pope Francis' visit to Chile and Peru was eclipsed by accusations made to bishop Juan Barros of covering up sexual abuse committed by priest Fernando Karina. Priest Fernando Karina, now 84 years old, was found guilty of sexual abuse in 2011. Barros stated that he did not know Kadima's when the abuses happened.
Today is International Women's Day, a day marking the achievements of women throughout the years. However, it is all too easy to forget the ongoing lack of equality around the world and lack of women's rights over their own bodies. Teodora Vasquez, after serving 10 years in prison, was freed in El Salvador last February.
In the second interview to the cast of Minefield, we had the opportunity of speaking to English war veteran David Jackson. "There is an assumption that because you fought against someone during the war, you are enemies for life". David shares his experiences after the war and how the cast works on and off the stage.
An English war veteran mourning the death of an Argentinean soldier. An Argentinian war veteran that have always abhorred English music, now singing in English on stage. Yes, English and Argentinean soldiers re-acting personal experiences from the Falkland/Malvinas war. "What about the English deaths? war veteran David asks on stage.
Journalist Carlos Domínguez was stabbed 21 times in front of his family on the 13 January in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, one of the regions most affected by the drug trade related violence. The day before his death, Domínguez had criticised the government by writing about the "ridiculous use of speeches to hide the failure of the federal government in issues of public security ".
It is forty years since Nora Cortiñas, a housewife and mother of two sons, left her quiet life to become one of the most respected and committed human rights leaders in the world as co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo (Madres de Plaza de Mayo).t
A new case of enforced disappearance in Argentina has caught the attention of the international community. 28-year-old protester Santiago Maldonado went missing on 1 August when gendarmerie, a federal security force, broke up a protest in Cushemen, southern Argentina.
It only takes a simple tour to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Places where torture and enforced disappearances were committed by Franco's regime have little important as memory sites for the Spanish Government nowadays.
Mauricio Macri firmó un decreto para convertir en reserva natural al CCD Campo de Mayo. De eso, y de algunas políticas más anti DDHH de este gobierno, conversamos con Carla Torres - politóloga y especialista en derechos humanos aplicados.
Was Pope Francis related to human rights violations during last Argentine dictatorship in Argentina? On this interview we discussed the role of the current pope during the last Argentine dictatorship and why he could be held accountable for the abduction of two priests. Only available in Spanish. Explicamos el papel de Bergoglio en el traspaso de la Universidad del Salvador de las manos de la Compañía de Jesús a una Asociación civil compuesta por los futuros cuadros de Guardia de Hierro,...