By Dan Saxon

Part human rights drama, half political mystery, half love tale, this riveting narrative chronicles the disappearance of 1 girl because it tells the bigger tale of the previous fifty years of violence and fight for social justice and democracy, and U.S. intervention in Guatemala. Maritza Urrutia used to be kidnapped from a middle-class local whereas taking her son to college in 1992. To keep Her existence tells the tale of her ordeal which integrated being interrogated in mystery by way of military intelligence officials approximately her actions as a part of a political competition staff. Chained to a mattress, blindfolded, and disadvantaged of sleep, Maritza was once eventually spared simply because her kin used to be capable of touch influential intermediaries, together with writer Dan Saxon, who used to be in Guatemala operating for the Catholic Church's Human Rights place of work. the following Saxon brings to existence the internet of gamers who completed her unlock: the Church, the U.S. nation division, the U.S. Congress, a variety of NGOs, guerrilla teams, politicians, scholars, and the media. attaining again to 1954, while Maritza's grandparents have been activists, the ebook is a learn of the advanced and sometimes merciless politics of human rights, and its subject matters reverberate from Guatemala to Guantánamo to Iraq.

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