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Still Standing: Finding Light Inside a Guatemalan Prison, the Battle of an Innocent Woman

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Anaité Alvarado was born in Miami and grew up in Guatemala City. After graduating from the American School in Guatemala City, she ... Weiterlesen
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Anaité Alvarado was born in Miami and grew up in Guatemala City. After graduating from the American School in Guatemala City, she moved back to the United States where she lived for seventeen years. She was incarcerated in 2016. She holds a BS in Communication from the University of Miami and an MIB Certificate from Florida International University. Alvarado currently lives in Guatemala City with her two children.



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A shocking firsthand account of a young mom's fight for justice while being wrongly imprisoned, and the incredible stories of the women she meets inside. Anaité Alvarado was at home caring for her children when she noticed Guatemalan police on her street. She sent her children to school just minutes before the police burst into her home, handcuffed her, and dropped her in a dirty Guatemalan prison. In this page turning and unforgettable memoir, we are with Anaité day by day as she is forced from a comfortable life as part of Guatemala's higher social class into a woman fighting for survival, edible food, decent living conditions, and justice. Anaité's husband had been accused of a spectrum of financial crimes, and while she had no part in his wrongdoings, her opposers and a corrupt judicial system kept her imprisoned-without evidence. In prison, we meet face-to-face the women in the shadows who the Guatemalan government attempts to forget. We hear firsthand accounts of crimes and atrocities, by free will or by force, but we also see how even in the most deplorable of conditions, friendship, kindness, and humanity persevere. We see how women can become violent criminals, murderers even, and yet still have empathy and compassion. We also see how women, like Anaité, are left to linger in jail for crimes they didn't commit. This remarkable author is Lisa and Laura Ling meets Piper Kerman; her story was a media sensation in Guatemala, but despite Anaité's American citizenship was largely ignored by the American government. In Still Standing, it is told in full detail for the very first time, and it raises the question of if a terrible unexpected event happened to us, could we too persevere?



Zusammenfassung

A shocking firsthand account of a young mom’s fight for justice while being wrongly imprisoned, and the incredible stories of the women she meets inside.

Anaité Alvarado was at home caring for her children when she noticed Guatemalan police on her street. She sent her children to school just minutes before the police burst into her home, handcuffed her, and dropped her in a dirty Guatemalan prison.

In this page turning and unforgettable memoir, we are with Anaité day by day as she is forced from a comfortable life as part of Guatemala’s higher social class into a woman fighting for survival, edible food, decent living conditions, and justice. Anaité's husband had been accused of a spectrum of financial crimes, and while she had no part in his wrongdoings, her opposers and a corrupt judicial system kept her imprisoned—without evidence.

In prison, we meet face-to-face the women in the shadows who the Guatemalan government attempts to forget. We hear firsthand accounts of crimes and atrocities, by free will or by force, but we also see how even in the most deplorable of conditions, friendship, kindness, and humanity persevere. We see how women can become violent criminals, murderers even, and yet still have empathy and compassion. We also see how women, like Anaité, are left to linger in jail for crimes they didn’t commit.

This remarkable author is Lisa and Laura Ling meets Piper Kerman; her story was a media sensation in Guatemala, but despite Anaité's American citizenship was largely ignored by the American government. In Still Standing, it is told in full detail for the very first time, and it raises the question of if a terrible unexpected event happened to us, could we too persevere?



Inhalt
  1. A Warrant for My Arrest
  2. The Beginning of the Eld
  3. My First Hearing
  4. Months of Turmoil
  5. Pray for Me
  6. El Centro de Detención Preventiva para Mujeres Santa Teresa
  7. Prison Drama
  8. It's My Children's Birthday…and I'm Not There
  9. Justicia para Anaité
  10. No End in Sight
  11. Life in Encamamiento
  12. Hearings, Hearings, and More Hearings
  13. Fasting, Encomiendas, and a Movie Marathon
  14. One More Day, One Less Day
  15. Freedom
  16. Home Sweet Home
  17. Death of the American Dream

Produktinformationen

Titel: Still Standing: Finding Light Inside a Guatemalan Prison, the Battle of an Innocent Woman
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EAN: 9781948062909
ISBN: 978-1-948062-90-9
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Apollo Publ Llc
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 280
Gewicht: 585g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2018