Video: Framingham Man, Father Reunited 30 Years After Guatemalan Massacre

On Thursday, WBUR's Fred Thys reported on a Framingham man reuniting with his father after 30 years:

In the 1980s, the Guatemalan military massacred tens of thousands of its own people. In 1982, they wiped out the entire village of Dos Erres. Tranquilino Castaneda survived because he was out of town the day the soldiers showed up. Until recently, he believed his pregnant wife and their nine children were all killed in the massacre. But his son, Oscar Ramirez, was saved.

Fred caught up with Tranquilino, Oscar and some of the people who brought them back together at a Harvard event Wednesday night. That followed reports on the family's story last week from ProPublica, This American Life and Fundación MEPI. And on Friday, ProPublica released this video of the family reuniting in the U.S. before the Harvard event Wednesday:

This program aired on June 1, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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