Examining the Human Rights Legacy in Chile

Pascale Bonnefoy, School of Journalism, University of Chile

Sunday, September 17, 2023 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


Chilean journalist Pascale Bonnefoy will explore issues of how societies respond to legacies of human rights violations. During the seventeen-year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, more than three thousand Chileans were murdered or disappeared without a trace. Today, Chile grapples with the legacy of this regime.

Pascale Bonnefoy earned a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Master’s, also in International Affairs, from the University of Chile. Much of her professional career has been as a free-lance reporter for Chilean media, producer and researcher for documentary films in Chile and abroad and correspondent for news outlets such as Global Post, Catholic News Service and Latin America Press. She was a stringer in Chile for the South American bureau of The Washington Post from 1997 to 2004 and has been a stringer in Chile for the Rio de Janeiro bureau of The New York Times for the past 18 years. She is professor of journalism at the University of Chile and author of three books dealing with Chile and the dictatorship, one of which was translated to English and published last year by the University of North Carolina Press, titled The Investigative Brigade: Hunting Human Rights Criminals in Post-Pinochet Chile. She is currently working on a fourth book.

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Co-sponsored by the LAII. This event is free and open to the public.