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“Peace and Justice in Central and Latin America,” Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Sixth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace

October 28, 1987


Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Servicio Paz y Justicia en América Latina)

“Peace and Justice in Central and Latin America”  Watch Video

Esquivel examines the contemporary political climate of Latin America and the struggles of the region's people as they attempt to promote their independence. He explores the causes of political strife in Latin America, noting the impact of military dictators, rebel guerilla groups, and mounting foreign debt. Through his discussion of these topics, Esquivel underlines the need for increased independence in the region and better communication between the Latin American people and the United States government.

Related Names: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling