LASA urges the Government of Guatemala and the United Nations Development Program to guarantee the integrity of the Historical Archive of the National Police. The Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) views with grave concern the recent developments affecting the integrity of continued staffing and work at the Historical Archive of the National Police (Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional-AHPN) in Guatemala.
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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
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