Author Archive for Eilís O'Neill

Spaniards want truth on Franco’s crimes

September 14, 2013
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Spaniards want truth on Franco’s crimes

A broad coalition of organizations, including both ALBA and Baltasar Garzón's new foundation, is calling for a commission to establish, once and for all, the truth about the crimes of Francoism. Will they be successful? And if they are, what can a truth commission actually accomplish?
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Missing Migrants Seeking truth on the border

June 20, 2013
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<em>Missing Migrants</em> Seeking truth on the border

Several hundred undocumented migrants die each year of heatstroke or at the hands of organized crime as they attempt to cross the deserts of Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Law enforcement officials struggle to identify the bodies, while families in Mexico and Central America wait anxiously, not knowing what happened to their relatives.
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March in Buenos Aires Commemorates Coup, Demands Justice

March 26, 2013
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March in Buenos Aires Commemorates Coup, Demands Justice

On Sunday, participants in Argentina’s National Day of Memory march stretched the whole length of the Avenida de Mayo—from the Congressional Plaza to the Plaza de Mayo, in front of the presidential palace. That’s a distance of almost two kilometers. They came together to commemorate March 24, 1976, when the military overthrew a democratically-elected...
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SPECIAL REPORT Argentine judge continues fight for victims of Franco

March 15, 2013
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<em>SPECIAL REPORT</em> Argentine judge continues fight for victims of Franco

After more than seven decades of impunity, those who committed crimes during Francisco Franco’s dictatorship may finally have to face a judge. Spain has never lifted its 1977 amnesty law, which, unlike similar laws in Chile and Argentina, was passed by a democratically elected government. Claiming that the law was a crucial piece...
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