Category Archives: Uruguay’s Military Dictatorship (1973-1985)

On South America’s Lessons for Egypt

Foreign Policy has published a piece I wrote on how South American dictatorships can provide important lessons for Egyptians clamoring for military rule: As Egypt struggles to cope with economic turmoil and political divisions, citizens are increasingly seeking alternatives to the … Continue reading

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South American Dictatorships in Images

Greg Weeks points to this incredible, if harrowing, collection of photos from Operation Condor. The photos were found in Paraguay’s “Archives of Terror,” which documented the deaths of tens of thousands of South Americans at the hands of military regimes … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

  -Though the higher-profile case, the conviction of Guatemala’s Efraín Ríos Montt was not the only triumph for human rights and justice last week. In Uruguay, General Miguel Dalmao was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the murder of … Continue reading

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Around Latin America [Human Rights Edition]

There has been a recent wave of stories regarding human rights in Latin America in both the past and present worth covering. Mexico -With the ongoing issue of the disappeared in Mexico in the 21st century, and, after a tortuous … Continue reading

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On Brazil’s Involvement in Operation Condor

Brazil’s Truth Commission continues to conduct hearings and accept testimony from a variety of witnesses as it investigates human rights violations during the military regime of 1964-1985. Much of this testimony has been helpful in further fleshing out details that … Continue reading

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On Human Rights Violations and Memory Struggles in Peru

The New York Times recently ran an excellent story discussing the challenges facing Peruvian society, culture, and politics as the country continues to try to confront the past of a civil war that tore the world’s 20th-largest country apart in the … Continue reading

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-Brazilian airline company Embraer ended up posting a $91.7 million quarterly loss after the US cancelled a $355 million dollar contract to buy 20 of the company’s Super Tucano planes. -While Mexicans try to cope with the damages of the 7.4 … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-One of the remaining leaders of Peru’s guerrilla movement Shining Path recently hinted that the movement had been defeated and that the guerrillas were willing to negotiate with the Peruvian government. -Speaking of guerrilla movements, the U.S. government is aiding Paraguay … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Chile has requested the extradition of an ex-officer from the US Army for his role in human rights violations and murder. Raymond E. Davis is wanted for his role in the murder of two American citizens, including Charles Horman, in Chile … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-For the first time in its history, Brazilian census data has found that a majority of Brazilians define themselves as black or mixed race. To be clear, this isn’t the first time Afro-descendants are the majority in Brazil’s history; they … Continue reading

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