Sergio Vieira de Mello (15 March 1948 – 19 August 2003) was born in Brazil and worked as a diplomat for the United Nations for 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his political and humanitarian work. He was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq along with 20 other members of his staff on August 19, 2003. He was posthumously awarded the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. Sergio is based on Chasing the Flame, a book by Samantha Power. I highly recommend both the book and the HBO documentary.


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