Episode #07: The Origins of Pro-B with Ralph Sprenkels (Part 1)

Show Title: The Origins of Pro-B with Ralph Sprenkels

In the seventh episode of the Inside the Journey podcast John & Nelson talk with Ralph Sprenkels about the origins of Pro-Busqueda. In part one we talk about early years of the war and the work of father Jon Cortina.

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Show Notes


Welcome to the Inside the Journey Podcast. This is episode #7 for Sunday, June 16th 2013. I’m Nelson de Witt.

I’m John Younger.

And we are the producer/director extraordinaire of the documentary film Identifying Nelson/Buscando A Roberto.

Ralph Sprenkels has lived in El Salvador from 1992 until 2002, and from 2007 to 2010, working in the field of human rights, politics and international cooperation.

His publications include books and articles about El Salvador’s civil war, about missing children as a consequence of the armed conflict and about the human rights movement in El Salvador. In the Netherlands, he worked for the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) as a policy advisor on human rights issues until 2011. He is also a PhD candidate at Utrecht University. His most recent research concerns the role of war veterans in contemporary Salvadoran politics.

He participated in the mapping and documentation of human rights violations for the Truth Commission, in representation of Salvadoran civil society organizations.


  • Origins and work of Pro Busqueda
    • How and why he got started with Pro Busqueda
    • Can you share a little about John Cortina: his story and your experiences working with him
  • Accomplishments and challenges of Pro B


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About Nelson/Roberto

Separated from my family during El Salvador's civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16. I do entrepreneurial art projects that are meaningful, relevant, and push me creatively.

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