BROADCAST DATE : Mar 24, 2019

The Soldier and The Survivor

In The Soldier and The Survivor, we meet Ramiro Cristales, who at just five years old witnessed soldiers storm his village and kill members of his family in what would become known as Guatemala's Dos Erres Massacre. In a shocking twist, one soldier named Santos Lopez Alonzo spared Cristales's life and then raised him in a home where Cristales says he was treated like a "slave." Cristales would later be granted asylum in Canada and give testimony that would help put the man who kidnapped him behind bars. Now, he and many others worry proposed legislation in the Guatemalan Congress could reverse the prison sentences of those found guilty of the gravest war crimes.