News and Events

February Events at the Human Rights Archive

The BeastDate: Thursday February 12, 2015

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Franklin Garage

Presentation and reading of The Beast by 2014 WOLA-Duke Book Award Winner Oscar Martinez.

Óscar Martínez, the winner of the 2014 WOLA-Duke Book Award, will give a talk and read an excerpt from The Beast: Riding The Rails And Dodging Narcos On The Migrant Trail. This book is Martínez’s account of the thousands of migrant disappearances that occur between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona, and the stories that he garnered during his two years traveling along the migrant trail to the U.S.  Martinez is the seventh author to win the annual WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America which honors the best current, non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy, and social justice in contemporary Latin America.

Óscar Martínez writes for ElFaro.net, the first online newspaper in Latin America, and is currently investigating gang violence in Latin America. In 2008, Martínez won the Fernando Benítez National Journalism Prize in Mexico, and in 2009, he was awarded the Human Rights Prize at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador.

There will be a book signing immediately following the reading.

Sponsored by the DHRC@FHI, the Duke Human Rights Archive, the Washington Office on Latin America and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.