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On October 19, 2002 Mayan leader Alfredo Ché spoke about the on-going campaign of violence against indigenous activists in his country. He was introduced by Rene van Rompe of the Guatemala Solidarity Committee of Boston.

Also in October, Hemisphere Project member Steven Berger contributed an annotated collection of photographs taken on a visit to Guatemala.

On February 18, 2003 attorney and activist Jennifer Harbury spoke about the state of human-rights law in the Americas, focusing in part on her investigation of the killing of her husband Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, a Mayan activist and revolutionary who was kidnapped and murdered in Guatemala by CIA informants and others. Ms. Harbury was introduced by Maria Aguiar of Grassroots International. (MIT Professor Noam Chomsky was also scheduled to take part in the discussion but could not because of extremely bad weather.