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Jennifer K. Harbury is an activist, author, and attorney who has spent much of the past twenty years working to monitor and promote human rights in Guatemala. Her husband, Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, was a Mayan resistance leader who was kidnapped by the Guatemalan military in 1992 and later executed. Harbury’s efforts to save his life, which included three dangerous hunger strikes, resulted in startling disclosures about the close working relationship between the CIA and the Central American death squads. Since learning of her husband’s death, she has devoted much of her time to pressing for human rights reforms for both the United States and Guatemalan governments.
Harbury published two books about her experiences in Guatemala: “Bridge of Courage” and “Searching for Everardo”.
Source - Radcliffe Institute http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/current/bio.php?id=58&year=2003-2004