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Human rights and the state in Latin America

Thakur, Ramesh; Heine, Jorge


In one of those extraordinary coincidences that suggest a rich vein of irony runs through history, on 10 December 2006, International Human Rights Day, General Augusto Pinochet, who ruled Chile with an iron fist from 1973 to 1990, passed away. Pinochet’s government engaged in some of the worst human rights violations committed by the region’s bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes in the 1970s and 1980. In turn, the way that the successor democratic governments, from the 1990s to today, handled...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter


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