|Oscar Castaneda, a survivor of the slaughter of Dos Erres that occurred during the civil war in Guatemala.|
|After a religious ceremony, a procession of nearby residents carried the urns with the remains of the victims of the massacre at Dos Erres to the cemetery of a nearby village to bury them in a collective grave. (Silvana Turner/EAAF)|
|A view of the base of the well and the remains of a child. By the end of the Argentine team's investigation, at least 162 skeletons were recovered. (Silvana Turner/EAAF)|
Podcast source: This American Life: What Happened At Dos Erres
|General Ríos was the first ex-head of state to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in his home country. President Reagan is on the right. This photo is from December 5, 1982.|
GUATEMALA, March 10, 1999 — President Clinton apologized today for United States support of right-wing governments in Guatemala that killed tens of thousands of rebels and Mayan Indians in a 36-year civil war.
"For the United States," Mr. Clinton said, "it is important that I state clearly that support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake."Source: Washington Post: Clinton: Support for Guatemala Was Wrong
The New York Times: Clinton Offers His Apologies To Guatemala
Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala
This American Life on Guatemalan Genocide
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Steve Inskeep talks to Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion.
Podcast source: npr: Why Civil Resistance Movements Succeed
The Growing Threat From Methane
Over the short term, methane is 80 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. The White House has launched plans to control methane emissions from most U.S. sources, but as Helen Palmer and Michael Obeiter tell Steve Curwood, evidence from prehistory suggests methane was a major factor in Earth's largest extinction, and warming projections warn of ballooning emissions in the future.
Podcast source: living on earth: The Growing Threat From Methane
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