Friday, October 5, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month: Bartolomé de las Casas

Bartolomé de las Casas, Protector of the Indians

Not all Spanish in the new world were conquistadors. He has been mentioned for sainthood in the Catholic Church.

1. Bartolomé de las Casas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolom%C3%A9_de_las_Casas 

2. Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1542)

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/02-las.html 

 3. Bartolome de las Casas: father of liberation theology 

 http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/258-bartolome-de-las-casas-father-of-liberation-theology

4. Here is info on the current human rights' efforts in Mexico named after the Padre.

Human Rights Center

 http://www.frayba.org.mx/index.php?hl=en

Welcome to the Frayba website. Here you can find information on the current human rights situation in Chiapas. It is continuously updated with reports denouncing human rights abuses, including those that affect indigenous peoples and their communities, of repression and of impunity. In this way, the website as a whole serves an archive of reports and bulletins telling the story of the armed conflict in Chiapas, and the progression of indigenous organizations in their struggle for freedom of choice as people with dignity. Thank you for visiting and showing solidarity with this struggle.

 Centro de Derechos Humanos

Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas A. C.

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