Monday, February 09, 2009

Torture and memory

Bolivians have not forgotten. Government Minister Alfredo Rada has opened the Ministry's basement to fact finding excavation. These rooms were used during the US backed dictatorships of the 1960s, 70s and 80s to torture prisoners and political opponents. Torture is a crime which cannot be buried.

Update: Memory in Latin America was already on this story.

Below is a documentary as relevant today as when it was made in 1997 on Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas Watch who had his own run in with the Hugo Banzer dictatorship as a Catholic missionary.

Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

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1 comment:

Lillie Langtry said...

I've now seen a short video clip of the cells themselves too:

http://www.elpais.com/videos/internacional/Bolivia/descubre/sotanos/muerte/elpvidintlat/20090304elpepuint_4/Ves/