How We Got Here #9


It’s Friday, time to post another podcast. This week’s is perfect for the history-behind-the-headlines theme–The World’s Clark Boyd takes us to Guatemala and the unfolding story of the archives of the former National Police there. They were discovered in 2005 and Clark did a story last year about the massive project underway to clean up, preserve ,and scan the documents so they could be used by prosecutors, human rights activists, journalists, historians, and  posterity. Now he’s updated the story with news of the first arrest in connection with evidence from the archives.  It’s great stuff–the story itself and the radio journalism unpacking it. Clark also did a TV piece for the PBS show Frontline/World.   

You can find How We Got Here on iTunes,  via RSS feed, or right here, neat.

And here’s the Facebook page.

And some links to the Guatemala info:

The National Security Archive

Guatemalan National Police Archive Project


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