Second Trip to Chalatenango, April 29 - May 2, 2016
Leaving testimony of the struggle of a Chilean internationalist who died in El Salvador in 1981
28/04/ - This April 30, 2016, we will inaugurate a historical marker in the small community of El Jicaro, in Chalatenango, El Salvador. For nearly two years a group of friends, comrades and relatives of the Chilean Sergio Mancilla Caro, have been working to recover his history. Mancilla took on the nom de guerre “Horacio”. This is the only name that his comrades knew him by. Mancilla was killed in combat on October 5, 1981 in La Quebrada del Zope, during an army ambush.
Chile, being a member of the Socialist Party in the government is a shame
Elderly former Chilean political prisoners on hunger strike
Report trip to El Salvador in search of the remains of Sergio Mancilla Caro
April 9, 2015.- More than a year ago a small group of us started work to write the history and our memories of our friend and comrade from Magallanes, Sergio Mancilla Caro. We never imagined then that some of us would end up traveling to the very place where our friend was killed in combat in 1981. The Zope's Ravine (Quebrada del Zope) was hard to imagine as a real place, when we read about it in the War Report written by the Medic Benito. It was just a far away, unreal place in our minds. Yet, after we wrote finished writing our memories of our friend Sergio, "Horacio", we decided that we would now take on a search for his remains. This is how we arrived at the place where this young man of easy smiles of yesteryear has been buried for 34 years. This is our trip report.
In Search of Sergio Mancilla
An Attempt to Recover the Remains of a Chilean Internationalist
Thanks to all who attended and/or gave us your support, love and financial contributions! We shall overcome.
Sat. February 28, 2015 - 7pm-9pm
At Encuentro5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108-4701
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The Story of Sergio Mancilla Caro, A Southern Internationalist Guerrilla Fighter
This October 2014 a Spanish language e-book entitled "La Historia de Sergio Mancilla Caro, Un Guerrillero Internationalista Austral" (The Story of Sergio Mancilla Caro, A Southern Internationalist Guerrilla Fighter) has begun international circulation. This book reveals the transformation of a young man born where the land ends in the South, Magallanes, Chile, to conclude his life in the mountains of El Salvador. This paper has been a collective effort of his childhood friends, his family, and especially his beloved companion in struggle and wife, in an effort to rescue the details of his life, which over the lapse of more than 30 years seemed lost.
Sergio Reyes' birthday and fund-raising event -- From Punta Arenas to Boston: 60 years of struggle
A benefit for the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society
Farewell to Bunny, my dear pet companion. Today, regretfully, we had to force Bunny's departure from life. Her condition was untenable, couldn't see, couldn't walk and had decided simply not to eat or drink. Last May she was in even worse shape and we brought her to life and recovered, but during her last two months she deteriorated significantly. She was approaching 20, the equivalent of 94 human years. A long life for a little poodle rescued from death as a puppy by my Susana in Chile and brought to the U.S. She joined my life 13 years ago. Being an atheist I don't believe in heavens, even for sweet dogs like Bunny. All I know is that she has stopped suffering. All in all, in her simple animal life she contributed to mine without even having to know why. This picture taken this morning before we left for the vet hospital. (At my Facebook wall September 29, 2013)
The Art of Resistance, Memory, and Testimony in Political Arpilleras (Textiles)
Lecture by Chilean Professor Roberta Bacic
This professional resume is included in this web page as another element in my daily life and in case anybody could be interested in my humble but important skills. While currently I am happily employed we never know what unpleasant surprises life can impose on us. I have been employed at the present agency really since 1988 with one year sabbatical absence and one year of employment at another agency.
Boston Globe Article: Pinochet’s arrest, spurs flashbacks of torture
20/10/ - Boston, October 20, 1998.- As former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet vowed from - his hospital bed in London that he would fight Spain's attempts to extradite him for murder, genocide, and torture, a soft-spoken, bearded man sat in his office on Berkeley Street yesterday, remembering.