Lozano Long 2014 Micro Oral History Collection

Interview with Carlos Henríquez Consalvi, "Santiago"

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Interview is in Spanish. Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, also known as "Santiago" is the director of El Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI) in San Salvador and the former announcer for Radio Venceremos. In this interview, Santiago describes his involvement with the FMLN, the formative years of Radio Venceremos, and the work of El Museo de la Palabra y La Imagen. Santiago mentions moments during the Salvadoran Civil War that he considers pivotal in the role of Radio Venceremos, such as the Massacre at El Mozote in December 1981, and also the current use of Radio Venceremos recordings, and other archival materials from the civil war that are housed in MUPI. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Carlos R. Mauricio

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Interview is in Spanish. Carlos Mauricio, Director of the Stop Impunity Project, discusses the two-week period he was held and tortured by the Salvadoran military and his activism in El Salvador and the United States. In this interview, Mauricio recounts his childhood and education in El Salvador, his involvement with the student union, his eventual imprisonment and torture by the Salvadoran government, and his current work as Director of the Stop Impunity Project. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Deborah Shaffer

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Interview is in English. Deborah Shaffer, independent filmmaker, discusses her history as a documentarian and discusses the development of three of her films related to the Central American revolutionary period: Witness to War, Fire from the Mountain, and Dance of Hope. Shaffer describes her introduction to documentary filmmaking, and her experiences travelling in Nicaragua and Chile while filming Fire from the Mountain and Dance of Hope. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Donna DeCesare

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Interview is in English. Donna DeCesare, a photojournalist, educator, and writer, details her experiences living and working in Central America, primarily El Salvador. In this interview, DeCesare begins by describing her initial involvement in photojournalism and her interest in Central America. DeCesare describes her time living in El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War, the relationships she formed while working as a photojournalist, and her current work in Central America. In addition to her work in El Salvador, DeCesare describes living and working in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, and her photographic work in each of those countries. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Dora Maria Tellez

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Interview is in Spanish. Dora Maria Tellez, former FSLN commander and Minister of Health in Nicaragua, discusses her childhood, education, and role in the Sandinista movement of the 1970s and 1980s. In this interview, Tellez begins with her childhood in Matagalpa Nicaragua, attending medical school and living in León during the Somoza regime, and details her involvement in the Sandinista Revolution and the Sandinista government in the 1980s. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with George Vickers

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Interview is in English. George Vickers, International Operations Director for the Open Society Institute, discusses his experiences living and working in Central America, primarily in Nicaragua. On Tape 1, Vickers offers background on his interest in civil rights issues and concerns over US interventionism in Central America that led to his work in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and how he developed a personal connection to Central America through his work. On Tape 2, Vickers describes the profound impact working in Central America had on him as both a person and an academic. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with George Vickers

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Interview is in English. George Vickers, International Operations Director for the Open Society Institute, discusses his experiences living and working in Central America, primarily in Nicaragua. On Tape 1, Vickers offers background on his interest in civil rights issues and concerns over US interventionism in Central America that led to his work in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and how he developed a personal connection to Central America through his work. On Tape 2, Vickers describes the profound impact working in Central America had on him as both a person and an academic. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Gustavo Meoño

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Interview is in Spanish. Gustavo Meoño, Coordinator of the Guatemalan National Police Archive, discusses his life and experiences during Guatemala's Civil War and his current work in the Guatemalan National Police Archive and as former Director of the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation. In Tape 1, Meoño details his childhood in Guatemala, his involvement with student organizations in the 1970s, and his eventual role in the EGP in Guatemala during the civil war. On Tape 2, he describes his current role as Coordinator of the archive, how his previous work with the Rigoberta Menchu foundation complements his current work, and the goals and aspirations of the archive moving into the future. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Gustavo Meoño

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Interview is in Spanish. Gustavo Meoño, Coordinator of the Guatemalan National Police Archive, discusses his life and experiences during Guatemala's Civil War and his current work in the Guatemalan National Police Archive and as former Director of the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation. In Tape 1, Meoño details his childhood in Guatemala, his involvement with student organizations in the 1970s, and his eventual role in the EGP in Guatemala during the civil war. On Tape 2, he describes his current role as Coordinator of the archive, how his previous work with the Rigoberta Menchu foundation complements his current work, and the goals and aspirations of the archive moving into the future. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Matt Samson

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Interview is in English. Matt Samson, a professor at Davidson College, discusses his experiences living and working in Guatemala in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, during the height of the Guatemalan Civil War and after the signing of the Peace Accords. In this interview, Samson begins by explaining his background studying and working in Guatemala, conducting academic research in Guatemala during the Civil War, and what he sees for the future of Guatemala. Samson describes his research in indigenous movements and communities and how the culture of Guatemala has shifted during the civil war and in its aftermath. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.

Interview with Molly Dougherty

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Interview conducted in English. Molly Dougherty, Executive Director for Vecinos Inc., a non-profit support organization for Asociación Salvadoreña Pro-Salud Rural (ASAPROSAR), describes her work with Vecinos, Inc., in Austin, and her time in Nicaragua and El Salvador in the early 1980s. In this interview, Dougherty speaks about her first experiences volunteering with the Sandinistas after the revolution and in El Salvador during the Civil War. This interview was conducted by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., a graduate student in Journalism and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, whose research focuses upon issues of migration during the Salvadoran Civil War, specifically the deportation of adults who were brought to the United States as children during the period of the civil war.

Interview with Norma Stoltz Chinchilla

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Interview is in English. Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, current professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at California State University Long Beach, chronicles her experiences with Central American solidarity movements, her initial experiences in Central America, and how her participation in the solidarity movement affected her both academically and personally. In this interview, Chinchilla outlines her history of living and working in Central America, how she initially developed an interest in Central America, and her participation with Central American migrant communities in Los Angeles. This interview was conducted in Austin, Texas as part of the 2014 Lozano Long Conference Micro Oral History Project.