Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Quien Mato al Obispo?

Just finished reading this book about the murder of Juan Gerardi, a bishop in Guatemala about ten years ago. It's shocking how easily certain evidence was ignored and how fake documents and witnesses were produced. I remember when this book came out it was a big deal in Guatemala and I can see why - it uncovers the facts that were buried in order to lay the blame on three people who had nothing to do with it.

The fervor with which the DAs went after these men, knowing full well that they were innocent, just to further their careers, is shocking.

As a read it was also good, kind of has a little In Cold Blood feel to it, without the final sense of justice and certainty of that book's ending though.


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