June 10, 2010
by Joseph Schaeffer
Ekaterina Sivolobova, a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, writes about the problem of legal impunity in Uruguay... Without a doubt, legal impunity is a problem affecting Latin America. Most South American states have issued amnesty laws that prevent the ...[read more]
January 10, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Italy Thursday requested the extradition of 139 South Americans accused of kidnapping and murdering 25 Italian dissidents during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s and 80s. The suspects, including former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla, former Uruguayan dictator Juan Bordaberry and others ...[read more]
December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Italian police have arrested former Uruguayan naval intelligence officer Nestor Jorge Fernandez Troccoli for crimes relating to the kidnapping and murder of Italian citizens and others who opposed South American military dictators during the 1980s, according to Italian media reports Monday. The ...[read more]
July 9, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
A three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court ruled Friday that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is physically and mentally fit to stand trial for the alleged murders of brothers Hector and Guido Barria Bassay by agents of his regime in 1973. The ruling contradicts one a month ago by ...[read more]

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