Saturday, January 23, 2010

Heroine: Ana González

Ana Gonzalez by Tomas Munita for The New York Times

A Serene Advocate for Chile’s Disappeared
Published in the NY Times on January 23, 2010
Ana González has transformed rage and grief at her loved ones’ capture into a challenge to the Pinochet dictatorship.

“They never thought that a woman, a housewife who didn’t know anything, not even where the courts were located, would take up the battle cry,” said Mrs. González, now 84, in an interview in the same modest home on Santiago’s outskirts where she lived with her husband and children. Faded pictures of her missing family members still hang in the dining room.

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