aerial view of the Amazon river

Violence

Winter 2008 | Volume XII, Number 2

Table of Contents

Editor’s Letter →

by June Carolyn Erlick

Thinking on Violence

Escuelas de Perdón y Reconciliación

Escuelas de Perdón y Reconciliación

Escuelas de Perdón y Reconciliación Un proyecto de la memoria en AméricaLa geografía del continente americano está atravesada por relatos de violencia, de dolor y de injusticia. La memoria ingrata en el recuerdo de pueblos, culturas y personas,...

Restoring Humanity

Restoring Humanity

There was an eerie darkness that flooded the room except for the spotlights that the BBC engineer aimed directly at our faces. We were in a makeshift studio in a private home 40 miles…

Violence is a Public Health Issue

Violence is a Public Health Issue

When you think of violence and how to control it, often the first thing that comes to mind is security. However, violence control is no longer seen as the exclusive domain of the police and…

Preventing Violence

Preventing Violence

Some countries in Latin America are among the most violent and crime-ridden in the world. The crime problem is of such magnitude that fighting it is among the top policy priorities of Brazil…

Women, Sexuality, and Families 

Feminicide in Guatemala

Feminicide in Guatemala

The last time Claudina communicated with her parents was around 11:45 p.m. on August 12, 2005. Around 2 a.m. on August 13, Zully Moreno, the mother of Claudina’s boyfriend Pedro…

Photoessay: Documenting Violence

Photoessay: Documenting Violence

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…

Daily Violence and Security 

Justice For All

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

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…

Invasion

Invasion

I woke up to the sounds of helicopters and firecrackers. Having tossed and turned throughout the morning, my first sense was that I was dreaming, but when my roommate rolled over an…

After the Violence

Sobre Envíos Epistolares y Violencias

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

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

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…

Making a Difference

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