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Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial Of General Augusto Pinochet
On October 16th, 1998, General Augusto Pinochet, Chile's former dictator, was arrested by Scotland Yard in England and awaited extradition to Spain on charges of torture and genocide. What ensued became one of the most important human rights trials of the late 20th century: for the first time, a former Head of State was being judged by a foreign court.
Published June 8th 2003 by Pluto Press (UK)
(first published 2002)
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"...E' come se i desaparecidos, quegli uomini e donne arrestati una notte e di cui non si è più saputo nulla, avessero rifiutato di accettare il destino di oblio e di terrore che il dittatore aveva sognato per loro; come se fossero ancora vivi, oltre la morte, e continuassero ad accusare l'uomo che ha pensato di poterli spegnere per sempre, affrettando la loro morte e successivamente negandola. Forse il passato, dopo tutto, non è così facile da distruggere... La luce nascosta di quegli uomini e ...more
Pinochet, like His hero Franco, is a figure we need to remember. His connection to the CIA, and to Operation Condor ( the neoliberal plot to spread a Capitalism without the pesky limitations of Democracy) must not be overlooked in this time in American History.
Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina since 1985.More about Ariel Dorfman...