The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Father Luis Espinal, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, 2018. "A Strike of the Conscience", The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragán, Xavier Albó, Seemin Qayum, Mark Goodale
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Luis Espinal (1932–80) was a Jesuit priest and journalist of Spanish origin who after being censored resigned from the offcial Spanish television channel under the Franco dictatorship and gained a new lease on life in Bolivia in 1968. He immediately adopted Bolivian citizenship and gradually became involved in the social and political problems of his new country through radio, photography, film reviews, journalistic writing, and formal and informal teaching. Under the military dictatorship of General Hugo Banzer Suárez, he became the cofounder of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (apdh) and one of the most compelling voices in...