SPEECH GIVEN AT THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF COSTA RICA

SPEECH GIVEN AT THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF COSTA RICA


The worst crimes against humanity occurred in the 20th century, and even after the United Nations issued the Universal Charter of Human Rights, we saw cases such as the massacre in Rwanda in 1994, which left 800,000 people dead, and as another example, horrible crimes were committed against different ethnic groups in Guatemala and throughout Central America. This makes us aware that we should not forget the past: we must remember history, as it is the best legacy we can leave to future generations. We must not allow ourselves to repeat the dark 20th century.