New Declassified Details on Repression and U.S. Support for Military Dictatorship in Argentina

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina, the National Security Archive posted a series of declassified U.S. documents and, for the first time, secret documents from Southern Cone intelligence agencies recording detailed evidence of massive atrocities committed by the military junta in Argentina. The documents include a formerly secret transcript of Henry Kissinger’s staff meeting during which he ordered immediate U.S. support for the new military regime, and Defense and State Department reports on the ensuing repression.


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Bolivia’s TIPNIS Conflict: Indigenous Peoples Denounce Legal Persecution

Bolivian Indigenous leaders are condemning violent state repression and accusations against indigenous marchers of “attempted homicide.” Between August and October of 2011, hundreds of indigenous men, women and children from the high and lowlands of Bolivia, marched for 65 days as a way of protesting against a proposed highway which, at a length of 300 kilometers (186.4 miles), planned to cross the center of the Isiboro Ségure Indigenous Territory and National Park (TIPNIS), to unite the provinces of Cochabamba and Beni. While the government is promoting the highway, indigenous communities say that their rights to approve or deny the mega-project on their lands are being ignored and violently denied.


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