Beatriz Manz Rubs Elbows with Joe Biden in Chile

Beatriz Manz, professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and author of Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope, was honored with an invitation to the inauguration of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

Beatriz Manz (right) with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
Beatriz Manz (right) with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet

In addition to rubbing elbows with Chile’s elite, she met Vice President Joe Biden. Manz told us they shared this exchange:

I said, “I am Beatriz Manz from Berkeley.”
Biden said “Oh, you must be a radical”
I responded: “Of course I am a radical!”

Beatriz Manz (left) with Vice President Joe Biden (right)
Beatriz Manz (left) with Vice President Joe Biden (right)

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