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Mar 19th
íPresente! Home arrow About Us arrow Videos arrow November Vigil arrow Bertha Oliva at the gates of Ft. Benning
Bertha Oliva at the gates of Ft. Benning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Quixote Center   

Bertha Oliva talks about the coup in Honuduras and the human rights violations from the stage at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Bertha OlivaBertha Oliva is the Founder and Coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras. COFADEH, by its Spanish initials, is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the fight against impunity and memory of the victims of forced disappearances. Oliva founded the organization after her husband, Prof. Tomás Nativí, was kidnapped and disappeared in 1982. Today COFADEH is looked to as an authority an all issues relating to human rights and public security. Oliva received the Human Rights Award from Honduras' National Commission of Human Rights, as well as being nominated as one of the 1000 Peace Women for the Nobel Prize in 2005. COFADEH is recognized as having played a major role in the dissolution of Honduras' notorious Department of National Investigations, the repeal of compulsory military service, and the liberation of the country's last political prisoners in 1992.

The Quixote Center was instrumental in making Bertha Oliva's participation in the November vigil to close the SOA possible.


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