Tuesday, June 10

Mercury News A last hope for W.W. II reparations: "In a little-known chapter of American history, Latin American families of Japanese, German and Italian ancestry were forced into custody during World War II, stripped of their passports and shipped to detention camps in Texas. In one devastating move, the Shibayamas lost their shirt factory, their businesses, their freedom and their bright future. Denied a legal remedy for the past two decades, the 73-year-old San Jose resident and his brothers Kenichi and Takeshi are petitioning the last venue they can today: the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States." Another local story that has impact on Peru -- the pllight of Peruvians of Japanese descent who ended up in detention camps in the U.S. during the WWII.

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