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Appendix C Meetings and Events Amended by the Mission Delegates Mary Jane West-Eberhard and Morton Pamsh participated in several private meetings arid two public tributes to Myrna Mack in the course of Heir week In Guatemala City. Private Meetings Guatemalan Herman Rights Nongovernmental Organizations . . - Meeting with Helen Mack, arranged by a delegation of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the Myrna Mack Foundation (Fundacion Myrna Mack), who kindly included us when we arrived on short notice to at- tend the trial. Meeting organized by the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation, which featured lectures by the Legal Area Coordinator of the Myoma Mack FoundationMana Eugenia Solis Gar- c~aon the history and state of the Guatemalan justice sys- tem and lectures by two prominent human rights leaders, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Gua- temala), who spoke on recent events that, in our view, could affect the safety of researchers in Guatemala, and Jose Ramos-Horta (East Tumors, who compared the human rights situation In his country with that of Guatemala. 37

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38 Guatemalan Scientific Colleagues HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MA CK CASE Meeting with members of the research staff of the Guate- malan Association for the Advancement of the Social Sci- ences (AVANCSO), Clara Arenas Bianchi (Executive Di- rector), Matilde Gonzalez, Gustavo Paima, and Eugene Incer (arranged by LASA delegation and Myrna Mack Foundation) Private meeting with AVANCSO Director Clara Arenas U.S. Government and United Nations Meeting with two representatives 0 fthe U .S. Embassy in Guatemala the outgoing Human Rights Officer, Rian Harris, and her replacement, Katherine Read Briefing by Dr. Edelberto Torres Rivas, Guatemalan advi- sor of the United Nations Development Program (I~DP), who spoke on the current situation in Guatemala as it re- lates to prospects for democracy and to human rights (ar ranged by LASA delegation and Myrna Mack Foundation) Public Tributes In Memory of Myrna Mack . . i, Early morning ceremony on September 11' 2002, com- memorating the 12th anniversary of the murder of Myrna Mack, in keeping with a tradition o f her friends and col- leaguesto visit He site of her murder on that day each year to place floral tributes near a plaque in front of the building that fonnerly housed the of fices of AVANCSO.

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APPENDIX C . 39 (This event was attended by 50 - 75 people, most of whom then walked to the courthouse to attend the teal.) A mass on the evening of September ~ ~ to honor the mem- ory of Myrna Mack, at which there was standing room only, held in the San Sebastian church next to the fonder residence of the murdered bishop, Juan Jose Gerardi Conedera.

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