Carolines, hand loom, Oualan
Kauai Fine Arts
Etchings Made By the First European Scientists to Visit Kosrae
In 1987 archeologist Felicia Beardsley...was helping direct an Earthwatch Program on Easter Island, a Chilean territory that's home of the staring stone statues of staggering size.One of Beardsley's duties was to greet volunteers at the airport, and that attracted the resentment of local hotel owners who were in the airport hustling business for their lodgings. The owners complained, and the police brought her in for questioning: "I was grabbed by two soldiers with machine guns, brought into a tiny room at the back of the airport for questioning. 'Who are you?' the soldiers screamed in Spanish. 'What are you doing?'"Running Afoul
The situation was all the more ominous, she says, because the Esmeralda, a Chilean navy training vessel, happened to be anchored in the harbor. This was in 1987, during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, and, she says, the curriculum on the four-masted sailing ship supposedly included training in interrogation. "They would take prisoners and torture them, then throw them in the ocean."
Eventually, she was released, only to face a moral hazard. When Pinochet himself arrived at Easter Island, the police "rounded up everybody on the island and took us to the airport, where we stood behind a fence and waved Chilean flags," Beardsley says. "All the guards with machine guns were behind us, and there was no way we could leave."
La Esmeralda : El buque de la tortura
"el buque escuela de la muerte y la tortura de la Armada de Chile"
The Why Files "science behind the news"
Felicia Beardsely's Micronesian Diary
link far outliers