Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Guatemalan Massacre Survivor Wins Political Asylum in U.S.

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"U.S. immigration authorities have granted political asylum to Oscar Ramírez Castañeda, [a refugee] from Guatemala who learned only last year that he was a survivor of a civil war massacre of 250 villagers in 1982.  Ramírez Castañeda, a 33-year-old father of four who lives near Boston, received a letter Saturday from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services approving his application for political asylum, his lawyer, R. Scott Greathead, told ProPublica, which reported on the case with This American Life and Fundación MEPI." - ProPublica, Sept. 24, 2012.