Category Archives: Malvinas/Falklands Islands

Links Around Latin America

Several stories of note from around the region lately: Last week, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timochenko met in Cuba to finalize a peace plan that could finally end a struggle that’s lasted over 50 years. Boz … Continue reading

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Today in “The Least Surprising News You’ll Hear”

England did not extend an invitation to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral to Argentine president Cristina Kirchner. I can’t possibly imagine why…

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On Thatcher, Argentina, and the Catholic Church during Dictatorships

Yesterday, Robert Farley at Lawyers, Guns & Money and I discussed Thatcher’s death from a Latin American perspective,  the Catholic Church during authoritarian governments, and transitions to democracy in Latin America.

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Around Latin America

-Brazil and Russia reached an agreement on arms and technology exchanges between the two countries while also discussing nuclear power. Talks between Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and President Dilma Rousseff led to the sale of surface-to-air missiles to Brazil as well … Continue reading

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On the Chilean Navy’s Nationalistic/Xenohobic Naval Chants and Historical Context

This week, Chile’s navy found itself gaining unwanted attention after video emerged of Chilean sailors chanting “I will kill Argentines, I will shoot Bolivians, I will slit the throat of Peruvians.” Unsurprisingly, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia all issued statements on … Continue reading

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Around Latin America [Updated]

-Early reports are saying 245 232 people died in a nightclub fire last night in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. Somewhere between 300 and 400 people were reportedly at the event, a party … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Largest Human Rights Trial Commences

The ongoing prosecution of human rights violations from Argentina’s military dictatorship of 1976-1983 has been a subject of some interest here before. Thus, it’s worth noting that the biggest human rights trial has begun, as 68 people stand the possibility … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Argentina, Argentina's Military Dictatorship (1976-1983), Human Rights Violations, Memory Struggles, The "Disappeared", The Malvinas War, Torture