:: Friday, March 04, 2005 ::

Human Rights...Part of the Struggle

Hugo Guttierez, originally uploaded by alister.

Washington DC based Riggs bank, who had been helping Pinochet to funnel millions of dollars secretly out of the country have been forced to pay compensation to victims of Pinochet's regime. Hugo Guttierez, a lawyer representing families of the victims whom I met recently in Santiago (see picture), said "It is reasonable for Riggs Bank to assume its responsibility, the money going to a foundation will benefit the victims." It is the first and hopefully not the last time that institutions who collaborated with the dictatorship will be forced to pay compensation.

Chile, resistance to dictatorship and triumph is a fantastic photoset from Chilean photographer Marcelo Tomas on flickr. Check out his other pictures too.

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