Category: Violence

Salvadoran Youth, Transnationalism’s Other Product

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A completely distraught junior high school teacher in the Washington DC area approached her assistant principal—a highly-educated white middle-class man—one morning for urgent…

Cuba on the Edge: Short Stories from the Island

If you want to read contemporary Cuban fiction and do not have access to the Spanish original, an increasing number of excellent translations will now allow you to become acquainted with…

Making A Difference: Literacy in Calca

Seated on the floor of their school house twenty attentive first grade eyes watch as Martha turns the pages and asks aloud about the fate of David a friendly llama…

Sobre Envíos Epistolares y Violencias

A través del proyecto “Cartas de la Persistencia”, liderado por la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango del Banco de la República, la Secretaría Distrital de Cultura y Turismo de Bogotá y el Instituto Pensar…

Novelas

La hora azul de Alonso Cueto es la historia de Adrián Ormache, un destacado abogado limeño que, luego de la muerte de su madre, comienza a descubrir una pasado familiar ciertamente…

The Symbolic as Strategy

It is now more than a decade since Peru suffered devastating political violence, which left about 70,000 dead. Years have passed since the Report of the Commission of Truth and…

Justice For All

In January, 2007, Mexican president Felipe Calderón ordered the Federal Army to the southwestern state of Guerrero. The order was part of his plan to rein in crime and corruption…

Violent Souls

Skyrocketing poverty and public fears of rising crime have put the policing strategies of “mano dura” (the heavy hand) and “mete balas” (just shoot ‘em) back on the Argentine political agenda…

Looking at Violence

It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time that a group of Harvard faculty has focused on the issue of violence…

“Entertaining” People with Violence

More than three million Paraguayans wake up each morning to watch the latest television news. During the night, each of three television stations has trained its cameras on Asunción’s…

Between Drug Gangs, the Police and Militias

On June 27, 2007, 1.350 troops from the civil and military police and the newly constituted National Security Force invaded a conglomeration of favelas known as the Complexo de…

Dangers of Insecurity in Postwar Guatemala

Though the country’s internal armed conflict ended over a decade ago, Guatemala is an increasingly violent place. The issue of violence permeates everyday conversation. Tabloid newspapers feature images of bullet-ridden cars and…

Photoessay: Documenting Violence

have file drawers filled with dramatic photographs of broken bodies, rage, terror, anguish and mayhem. These images map nearly two decades covering revolution, urban crime and state…

Ending Violence Against Children

Violence against children is not a new subject for the international community. Since the enactment of the first human rights treaties, concerns for the protection of children from…

Beyond Victims and Aggressors

Cecilia was still in her teens when she accompanied her husband Roberto to California and had a baby. Like millions of other Mexicans, Cecilia and Roberto lacked immigration papers, but…

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