Anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang was murdered in Guatemala by the U.S.-backed military due to her outspoken criticism of the Guatemala government’s treatment of the indigenous Maya.
Her sister Helen Mack was honored with a Right Livelihood Award in 1992 “for her personal courage and persistence in seeking justice and an end to the impunity of political murderers.”
The Case of Myrna Mack Chang: Overcoming: Institutional Impunity in Guatemala a Human Rights Brief published by Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law, 2003.
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