Session 6

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
12:15 - 1:45 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein-219)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government



Spring 2014 Study Group

Human Rights in Latin America:
a Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Session Topic:

"Justice in Guatemala Before and After the Rios Montt Trial"


Kirsten Weld 
Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Harvard University

Session Overview:

Historian, Kirsten Weld will discuss some of the issues raised in her recently published book, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatamala. Such as the astonishing discovery, in 2005, when human rights investigators stumbled on the archives of Guatemala's National Police, and the subsequent rescue of 75 million pages of evidence of state-sponsored crimes. She will discuss their analysis, and the repercussions for both the people and the state of Guatemala.

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