After more than 40 years, the first trial for the assassination of icon Victor Jara at Estadio Chile marked an extraordinary opportunity to build truth and memory, missing pieces in the Chilean transitional justice process. Almudena Bernabeu, who represented Jara’s family in the trial, discusses the case, hearing first-time testimony from the soldiers who participated in what happened at the stadium, and how after so many years, some justice was served.
Almudena Bernabeu is an attorney at the Center for Justice and Accountability and has worked in human rights and international law for over 20 years. In 2012, she was included in the 100 most influential people list published yearly by TIME.
Most urban centers and capitals in Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain. Rene Davids provides unique insights about the history and architecture of Latin America as he explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.
René C. Davids is a professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley. He is a principal of Davids Killory Architecture, a firm that has received national and international recognition for design. A volume of essays he edited, Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America, was published in August 2016 by University Press of Florida.
In March of this year, assailants murdered Berta Cáceres, a decorated Honduran environmental activist and founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Rosemary Joyce discusses the shocking circumstances Cáceres’s assassination and why it reveals the impunity of those in power in Honduras today.
Rosemary Joyce is the Alice S. Davis Endowed Chair in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Federal Cultural Property Advisory Committee. She has spent more than 35 years conducting archaeological fieldwork in Honduras.