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Latin American silhouettes.
"This book examines the tragic development and ultimate resolution of Latin America's human rights crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Thomas Wright focuses especially on state terrorism in Chile under General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) and in Argentina during the Dirty War (1976-1983). He offers a nuanced exploration of the reciprocal relationship between Argentina and Chile and human rights movements, clearly demonstrating how state terrorism in these countries strengthened the international human rights lobby and how, in turn, that more powerful lobby ultimately helped bring repressors to justice. These intertwined themes make this book important reading not only for Latin Americanists but for students of human rights and international relations as well."--Jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
I: Human rights, state terrorism, and Latin America The human rights revolution The Latin American human rights crisis II: The dirty wars Chile under state terrorism The dirty wars in Argentina III: Justice versus impunity Argentina: the sinuous path of transitional justice Chile: impunity, truth, and justice in a protected democracy Conclusion: Chile, Argentina, and international human rights.