New PDF release: A History of Political Murder in Latin America: Killing the

By W. John Green

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ISBN-13: 9781438456638

ISBN-10: 1438456654

ISBN-13: 9781438456652

This expansive historical past depicts Latin the USA s pan-regional tradition of political homicide. in contrast to typi

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She began representing political dissidents and victims of human rights violations by the Mexican army in particular. When she was killed on October 19, 2001, she was defending peasant ecologists from Guerrero. She was found in her law offices, shot twice, in the left temple (she was right-handed) and in the thigh. 36 Generals, Diplomats, Judges, and Lawyers Even members of the established regime can fall prey to murderous conspiracies if they seem inclined to allow, or heaven forbid, work for change.

Indeed, running for president in Colombia can be particularly dangerous. After Gaitán, the single most traumatic assassination was that of Luís Carlos Galán, a Colombian journalist turned Liberal politician. Born in 1943, his father was persecuted for being a Liberal after Gaitán’s murder and moved the family to Bogotá in 1949. From his student days, Galán was politically active on the Liberal left, and was even jailed for a night as a fourteen-year-old after attending a rally against the government of General Rojas Pinilla.

Where she received Amnesty International’s “Enduring Spirit” award. In March 2001, she returned to work in Mexico City, even though the government discontinued her protective detail. She began representing political dissidents and victims of human rights violations by the Mexican army in particular. When she was killed on October 19, 2001, she was defending peasant ecologists from Guerrero. She was found in her law offices, shot twice, in the left temple (she was right-handed) and in the thigh.

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