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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program presents

Torture Survivor Speaks Out: A Story of Resistance and A Struggle for Justice

Tuesday, October 13
4:30 - 6:00pm in Roosevelt 106
6:30 - 8:00pm in Roosevelt 101

Carlos Mauricio

challenges the claim that torture is an acceptable tool in the fight against, so-called, “terrorism”. 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 is the founder of the Stop Impunity Project to educate people about torture, to support survivors, and to hold the perpetrators accountable. He joined forces with School of the Americas (SOA) Watch founder, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, and persuaded several South and Central American governments to withdraw their soldiers from the School of the Americas.

Please contact Professor Linda Longmire for further details: email

These two lectures are open to all and sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Hofstra.

Latin American & Caribbean Studies