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October 25, 2012

Interviews by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray Digitized

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More than seventy sound recordings of interviews by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray are available for immediate access at the Hoover Archives. Included are the interviews of Rigoberta Menchú that formed the basis of her autobiographical book, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (London: Verso, 1983), compiled by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray. Other interviewees had participated in guerrilla warfare in Venezuela, Guatemala, Colombia, and Peru, as well as several who were survivors of Che Guevara's rebel army in Bolivia. In addition, there are interviews of Daniel "Benigno" Alarcón Ramirez and Jorge Masetti, former Cuban officials who broke with Castro and went into exile. 

The recordings, which were digitized by Hoover’s audio lab, are among the Elisabeth Burgos-Debray papers at Hoover. To set up an appointment to listen to the recordings at the archives or purchase copies if you cannot visit, please see Audiovisual Services.