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Chile to try former secret police for diplomat’s death
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Chile to try former secret police for diplomat’s death

AFP - August 19, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court…

US cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens’ burning
Chile
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Chile
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US cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens’ burning

AFP - July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The burning alive of two teenagers by a Chilean military patrol in 1986 was directly reported to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he refused to accept…

After 30 years, mother hopes for justice in son’s murder during Chilean protest
Chile
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After 30 years, mother hopes for justice in son’s murder during Chilean protest

Steve Hendrix | The Washington Post - July 27, 2015

Update, Monday, 9:30 a.m.: From AFP: A Chilean judge on Monday ordered the arrest of five more former soldiers for allegedly burning alive a teenage photographer seized at…

Chile charges 7 in Pinochet-era death of photographer
Chile
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Chile
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Chile charges 7 in Pinochet-era death of photographer

AFP - July 24, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Seven ex-military men were indicted Friday in Chile over the 1986 killing of a photographer reportedly doused with gasoline and set ablaze by soldiers during…

Sentencing in Chile begins to bring closure in 41-year-old murder cases of US citizens Frank Teruggi and Charles Horman
Chile
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Chile
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Sentencing in Chile begins to bring closure in 41-year-old murder cases of US citizens Frank Teruggi and Charles Horman

Norman Stockwell - January 30, 2015

Also see our special report, "Pinochet's Arrest Remembered," published last October.  Last Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, Judge Jorge Zepeda’s office made public the results of a 14-year legal…

Amid routine ‘disappearances,’ Mexico reels over 43 missing students
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Amid routine ‘disappearances,’ Mexico reels over 43 missing students

Eric Martin | Bloomberg - November 13, 2014

MEXICO CITY – The last time Mario González spoke with his son, César, was on Sept. 26, when the college student phoned home to say he was happy…

Contentious legal expert Baltasar Garzón to speak at Costa Rica’s University for Peace
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Global
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Contentious legal expert Baltasar Garzón to speak at Costa Rica’s University for Peace

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

Famed Spanish legal expert Baltasar Garzón will give a talk at the University For Peace campus Thursday morning. The Spanish judge's discussion is titled "Universal jurisdiction and…