truth and reconciliation committee

Abstract: "Para que no vuelva a repetir": The Patterned, Politicized, Prepackaged Nature of Collective Memory

October 20, 2016
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Memory is what guides our everyday actions: it forms our history, shapes our present, and projects us toward a new future. In the aftermath of trauma, memory serves as an important political tool used to rebuild society. Both individual and communal narratives emerge through the retelling of history and contrasting versions of the same occurrences battle one another to be heard.

FARC's Call for a Colombian Truth Commission

October 19, 2016
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In Colombia, the search for political peace by the government has been paralleled by a search for the truth by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). Since the peace talks between the Colombian government and guerrilla group began, the latter of these two groups has called for the formation of a truth commission.

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