Robert Manzanares spent an eye-opening summer in Argentina
last year. In a country where brutal repression, storm trooper
tactics, and whitewashing investigations were once common
practice, Robert was on hand to witness a major breakthrough
in the government response to police wrongdoing.
The government acknowledged blame in the death of a young
bystander in a police shootout with robbers. The confession led
to hearings on reparations before a three-judge panel.
"That was the first time that kind of arbitration ever happened
in the country, so I was pretty honored to be there," says
Robert. "It was quite the learning experience."