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Chile: Old Soldiers Ready to Tell Secrets of Coup
SANTIAGO, Chile — Hundreds of former military draftees are making a provocative offer to Chile's government: They will reveal details of crimes committed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship — but only if their safety is guaranteed. The draftees fear that if they reveal where the bodies are...
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100 From Pinochet Regime Ordered Held
SANTIAGO, CHILE -- Nearly 100 former soldiers and secret police members from Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship were ordered detained Monday in the biggest mass arrest of suspects in abuses during the period, judicial sources said. Investigating Judge Victor Montiglio ordered the detentions in an...
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Vote Snub Fails to Silence Chavez
VENEZUELA'S leader Hugo Chavez usually thrives on political tussles but rarely has the socialist president looked as chastened as he did after a stinging defeat in a referendum last week. Not that the verbose admirer of Simon Bolivar was caught tongue-tied by the rebuke. After voters rejected his...
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Latin American Women Rise in Nations Long Dominated by Men
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Defying Latin America's longtime reputation as a bastion of machismo, women in South America are winning political power at an unprecedented rate and taking top positions in higher education and even, albeit more slowly, in business. The election last year of Michelle...
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