At mass conducted by Greg
Chisholm (Catholic priest) and Dan Heap(Anglican
priest). Note the tall bearded young man. He was a
Honduran working in the camp in support of the
refugees. Later Brownstone learned that he had
been seized by the army incarcerated and tortured.
In a subsequent visit Brownstone met him
clandestinely in Tegucigalpa and was told about his
terrible experiences during his incarceration. (He
was released on the appeal of a bishop).
Brownstone asked to see his wounds as verification.
However he had clearly recovered physically but
the light had clearly gone from his eyes displaying
severe trauma. As Chair of of Oxfam Brownstone
gave him a special grant and pleaded with him to
go to Costa Rica for medical care and personal recovery-since living in Honduras in hiding and constant fear was not a viable option.Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
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Stephanie Colvey, photographer:
This is a photograph of internally displaced families in Peru. The government at the time staged this press opportunity to demonstrate its benevolence towards the indigenous minority. The government promised food aid, and had families--mainly women and children--wait for hours in the sun behind barbed wire--for trucks with food to arrive.
In 1994, Colvey returned to Peru after having worked there extensively in the 1970s and reconnected with a woman she had become close to on her earlier visits. On that trip she learned that the Peruvian health professional had, in the interim, named her daughter Stephanie in honour of the friendship they had developed.