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By Pablo Leighton, Fernando Lopez

The 1973 coups d'etat in Uruguay and Chile have been considerably varied from different army coups in Latin the US. those dictatorial regimes begun a brand new period within the subcontinent. They grew to become staunch bearers of a countrywide protection country doctrine and brought radical new financial guidelines. extra tellingly, they gave beginning to severe versions of society outfitted at the foundations of what can arguably be thought of ideological genocides, hoping on either rudimentary and complicated tools of repression and authoritarianism to set up neoliberal platforms that experience lasted till at the present time. 2013 marked the fortieth anniversary of the autumn of democratic rule in these international locations. After 4 a long time, 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: background and reminiscence of the 1973 coups d'etat in Uruguay and Chile is electrified by means of the robust thoughts that those coups nonetheless create. the diversity of themes addressed within the contributions amassed right here reveal that the 1973 coups remain key attractions for researchers around the globe and that the research of those themes is way from exhausted.

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