“Obstacles to Justice: Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Guatemala” features the story of Óscar Ramírez, a 32-year-old Guatemalan living in Massachusetts who recently learned that he was a survivor of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. Óscar was three years old at the time of the massacre and was kidnapped by one of the Guatemalan soldiers who murdered his mother and eight siblings.
Also present during the event were Fredy Peccerelli of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, FAFG), Kate Doyle of the National Security Archive, Francisco Quintana of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), and Scott Greathead, a lawyer and human rights advocate representing Óscar on his application for political asylum. (See the full event description here.)
Filmed at WOLA on July 26, 2012.