From Silence to Memory – Report on the Guatemalan police archives now available

From Silence to Memory – Report on the Guatemalan police archives now available in English, with preface by Kate Doyle

Washington, DC, December 4, 2013 — The landmark report on the Guatemalan police archives, From Silence to Memory: Revelations of the AHPN, has been made available in a new English translation issued by the University of Oregon. The publication — with a preface by the National Security Archive’s Kate Doyle — is a history of the National Police before and during Guatemala’s armed conflict. It is also a guide to navigating the millions of pages of police files preserved and publicly accessible in the Historical Archive of the National Police, and an analysis of several cases of police involvement in operations of surveillance, illegal detention, interrogation, execution, and cover-up — all committed in support of a brutal counterinsurgency state.
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NY Review of Books features the report in an article by Stephen Kinzer
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 448
Posted December 3, 2013

Edited By Kate Doyle
For more information contact:
Kate Doyle 202/994 7000 or kadoyle@email.gwu.edu

National Security Archive http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB448/