[pullquote align=”right”]Video by Melanie Burford, Special to Propublica. Introduction by Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica., June 1, 2012, 10:41 a.m. Republished with permission from ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.[/pullquote]
Last week, ProPublica, This American Life and Fundación MEPI produced in-depth stories about a father and son who’d been separated for nearly 30 years after a massacre at their Guatemalan jungle village. Tranquilino Castañeda, now 70, believed his youngest son Alfredo — now called Oscar — was dead. On Monday, they reunited — and Castañeda met his grandchildren for the first time.
Note: Annie Correal helped with translations.
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