01 Oct 2011

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Author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Redux Pictures photographer. Read more here.


Concerns about Cliff Phillips and Sandra Gonzalez (Casa Quivira directors), US Embassy Guatemala, 1993

A cable from 1993 seems to foreshadow the August 2007 raid on Casa Quivira, a private nursery in Antigua run by American Clifford Phillips and his Guatemalan wife, Sandra Gonzalez.

Fourteen years before Phillips and Gonzalez were arrested by Guatemalan authorities, the US Embassy had taken note of”problematic adoption cases” they had brought to the Embassy, noting that they weren’t “totally convinced that the current problems only reflect naivete.” Read the full cable (4-page .pdf) here: http://findingfernanda.com/documents/oct-93.pdf

The following news clips contain background on the 2007 Casa Quivira raid:

You can read about how I obtained the Embassy cables here: http://findingfernanda.com/2011/09/the-embassy-memos-adoption-fraud-1990-2010/



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