By Jacob Kimchy
In 2002, Jacob Kimchy was once a cheerful and profitable collage scholar while his existence used to be eternally replaced via a heinous act of violence. His father, Rami Kimchy, used to be murdered in a terrible terrorist assault, and Jacob witnessed the devastation first-hand. Distraught by way of grief, and being affected by the aftermath of trauma.
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Separate from any action it may bring about, language contributes to an atmosphere, and contrary to the children’s rhyme, names can hurt or scare or disgust us. We may know that words and pictures are representations, not the thing itself, know that tolerating a message is not the same as agreeing with it, know too that should we come across something unbidden and unappealing on TV or a computer, we can turn it off or turn away. And still, words haunt. Underlying the intolerance of words is the fear, justiﬁed or 18 INTRODUCTION manufactured, that our society is coming apart at the seams.
In late 1994, when Rick ﬁnally got around to asking those questions, no one was eager to respond. After he saw the ﬁrst incriminating memo, he “raised holy hell” with his superiors at State, but their only concession was to ask the CIA if it had other reports. Indeed it did. It circulated to Congress a list of all the reports it had ﬁled about Bámaca but found numerous reasons not to make the reports themselves available. Slowly, though, details began to dribble out. In a report dated March 18, 1992, the CIA had informed the State Department and White House that the Guatemalan army had captured Bámaca, who was lightly wounded.
Soon it became clear that hers was the case that would put Guatemala on the human rights outrage map and, like it or not, Rick was going to have to deal with it. For one thing, Harbury was adept at capturing public attention. S. media like to report on (articles never failed to identify her as “a Harvard-trained lawyer”). Also, by framing her case as the test of human rights in Latin America, she garnered the support of the human rights groups Rick was counting on as allies. ” he asks rhetorically.