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Burden of Peace

Claudia Paz y Paz achieved what was thought to be impossible. As Attorney General of Guatemala, she took on the seemingly hopeless task of fighting corruption and impunity in her country.

As the first woman to lead the public prosecutor’s office of Guatemala, Claudia Paz y Paz fought to reform the country’s justice system. For 36 years, Guatemala was ravaged by a civil war that took the lives of countless civilians. Among them were 200,000 Mayans who were systematically murdered.

10.05.2016 DW Feature 7919 Die Buerde des Friedens

Claudia Paz y Paz was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.

Claudia Paz y Paz saw to the arrest of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on charges of genocide. It was the first time a former head of state was found guilty of genocide before a national court. The documentary tells the incredible story of a courageous woman who wanted change in Guatemala and was prepared to undergo great personal sacrifice to achieve it. Political differences with the parties that governed Guatemala led to Paz y Paz being removed from office. Today she lives in foreign exile.

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WED 18.05.2016 – 19:15 UTC
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