40 Years Are Nothing: History and Memory of the 1973 Coups by Pablo Leighton, Fernando Lopez

By Pablo Leighton, Fernando Lopez

The 1973 coups d'etat in Uruguay and Chile have been considerably assorted from different army coups in Latin the USA. those dictatorial regimes all started a brand new period within the subcontinent. They turned staunch bearers of a countrywide safeguard country doctrine and brought radical new fiscal guidelines. extra tellingly, they gave delivery to severe versions of society outfitted at the foundations of what can arguably be thought of ideological genocides, counting on either rudimentary and complicated tools of repression and authoritarianism to set up neoliberal structures that experience lasted till this day. 2013 marked the fortieth anniversary of the autumn of democratic rule in these international locations. After 4 many years, the governments of Uruguay and Chile proceed to teach deficiencies in bringing the perpetrators of serious human rights violations to stand justice. forty Years is not anything: heritage and reminiscence of the 1973 coups d'etat in Uruguay and Chile is electrified via the robust thoughts that those coups nonetheless create. the variety of subject matters addressed within the contributions collected the following reveal that the 1973 coups stay key sights for researchers around the globe and that the learn of those subject matters is much from exhausted.

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Throughout the last century, the following have been deemed as the subregion’s main characteristics: primarily, the fact that Latin America is home to countries that have experienced some sort of authoritarian rule. Over the past decades, the continent harboured military dictatorships, authoritarian civil governments or simply a mix of these characteristics. These analyses present the countries of the subregion as states possessing “democracies with serious backlogs, particularly regarding human rights, poverty and economic growth” (D’Araujo 2008, 321).

Legal fees, access to documents and the costs involved in the prisoner’s trail). This is directly linked to the issue of economic compensation, and seems to unequivocally mark the initial steps of the legal structure of the transition. The second period, between 1989 and 1994, shows changes in the political possibilities of dealing with the past. It appears in the public debate on the need to instigate legal action against the agents of the state that committed human rights violations during Uruguay’s dictatorship.

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