What Happened At Dos Erres?
A discussion of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala in
December 1982, the lives of a father and son who survived
the massacre, and the remarkable events that re-united
them 30-years later.
A 32-year-old Guatemalan living in Framingham, MA, who recently learned he is a survivor of the Dos Erres massacre, having been kidnapped as a 3-year-old boy by one of the Guatemalan soldiers who murdered his mother and eight siblings. Last August, it was established by a DNA test that Óscar is the biological son of Tranquilino Castañeda Valenzuela, a resident of Dos Erres who was away the day of the massacre working in the fields of a relative.
Tranquilino Castañeda Valenzuela
Óscar's father, who until last August believed his wife and all nine of his children were murdered by the Guatemalan army in the massacre.
Director of the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG).
Aura Elena Farfán
Director of Asociación de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos de Guatemala (FAMDEGUA).
Senior Analyst with the National Security Archive an independent non-governmental research institute and library at George Washington University.
Lawyer and human rights advocate.
Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
- WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America)
- FAFG (Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala)
- FAMDEGUA (Asociación de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos de Guatemala)
- CJA (The Center For Justice and Accountability)
- NSA (National Security Archive)
- PHR (Physicians for Human rights)
- UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee)