In a country with 86 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants, journalists and farmers appear to be in particular danger. Joining the discussion with presenter Shihab Rattansi are guests: Annie Bird, the co-director of Rights Action, a community development and human rights organisation operating in several Latin American countries; Dalphine Hagland, the Washington DC director for Reporters Without Borders; and Dana Frank, a Honduras historian.
“It's very clear that Benetton and the state are colluding to usurp Mapuche communities from their ancestral land. This includes judicial persecution, threats and even the murder of our community leaders,” says Moira Millán, founder of the NGO Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir (Indigenous Women's Movement for Good Living.
A former Salvadorean army colonel has been on trial in Madrid, accused of playing a direct role in the murder of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 15-year-old daughter, in their house next to the Catholic university campus, on 16 November 1989.