Global Voices: I Will Be Murdered

Global Voices: I Will Be Murdered

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:00pm

In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there as Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico and surpassing the number of civilians killed in Iraq during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew that he was about to be killed.

Rosenberg’s lover had been murdered a few weeks before. He was driven to investigate things and told his friends that this would inevitably lead to his death. A video Rosenberg recorded days before he died accused the president of his murder. Uploaded to YouTube, it nearly brought down the government. And thus began a brilliant investigation, a journey into Rosenberg’s soul and Guatemala’s hell. A journey that after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning conclusion.

Global Voices: I Will Be Murdered airs Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 10 p.m. on WXXI World.