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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Latin American and the Caribbean Studies Presents...

Torture Survivor Speaks Out

A story of resistance and a struggle for justice

Monday, October 8
117 Chemistry & Physics Building (CHPHB)
On California Ave.

Carlos Mauricio challenges the claim that torture is an acceptable tool in the fight against, so-called, "terrorists." His government once labeled him a "terrorist".

As a professor at the University of San Salvador in 1983, Carlos was abducted and tortured by the Salvadoran military because he spoke out against injustice. Now a high school teacher in San Francisco, he speaks around the country about his experience. He won a major lawsuit against two Salvadoran generals responsible for his brutal treatment. He founded the Stop Impunity Project to educate people about torture, to support survivors and to hold the perpetrators accountable. He joined with School of the Americas (SOA) Watch founder, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, and persuaded several South and American governments to withdraw their soldiers from the School of the Americas.

Please contact Professor Kanatsu, Co-Director of LACS via email for further information.

Latin American & Caribbean Studies