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By David Kohut, Olga Vilella

In contrast to a standard battle waged opposed to a status military, a "dirty war" is waged opposed to contributors, teams, or principles thought of subversive. initially linked to Argentina's army regime from 1976-1983, the time period has on the grounds that been utilized to neighboring dictatorships through the interval. certainly, it has turn into a byword for state-sponsored repression at any place on the planet. the 1st variation of this reference illustrated the idea that via describing the regimes of Argentina, Chile (1973-1990), and Uruguay (1973-1985), which tortured, murdered, and disappeared hundreds of thousands of individuals within the identify of anticommunism whereas millions extra have been pushed into exile. the second one version expands the scope to incorporate Bolivia (1971-1982), Brazil (1964-1985), and Paraguay (1954-1989). In mid-1975 the six international locations joined forces, growing Operation Condor, a top-secret army community that hunted down one another's political enemies.

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of "The soiled Wars" specializes in the interval 1954-1990 in South the United States, while authoritarian regimes waged struggle on subversion, either actual and imagined. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries at the international locations; guerrilla and political events; trendy guerrilla, human-rights, army, and political figures; neighborhood, neighborhood, and foreign human-rights corporations; and creative figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works try and signify or face up to the interval of repression.

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In October he reached an understanding with the PDC. In return for their support in the runoff, he agreed to sign a Statute of Guarantees, affirming such principles as the freedom of political parties, trade unions, and private education. On 24 October 1970 Congress confirmed Allende Gossens over Alessandri by a vote of 153 to 35. Succeeding Eduardo Frei Montalva, a Christian Democrat who was president from 1964 to 1970, Allende Gossens was inaugurated on 3 November 1970, becoming the first freely elected Marxist president in the world.

June: Aided by Stroessner, Felipe Molas López, the leader of the gui- CHRONOLOGY • xxxiii onista faction, deposes Morínigo. August: Natalicio González is sworn in as president. October: Molas López and Stroessner attempt to depose Natalicio González. The coup fails, and Stroessner goes into a brief exile. 1949 January: Natalicio González is removed in a bloodless coup. General Raimundo Rolón becomes president. February: Molas López and Stroessner remove Rolón. Molas López, now president, promotes Stroessner to brigadier general and appoints democráticos to his cabinet.

13 December: Pinochet Ugarte is placed under house arrest and charged with nine kidnappings and one homicide in connection with Operation Condor. Mid-December: Congress awards each torture victim a lifetime pension of 112,000 Chilean pesos a month, about half the minimum monthly salary. 2005 23 November: Pinochet Ugarte is indicted on charges of tax evasion and corruption. 2006 25 November: On his 91st birthday, Pinochet Ugarte takes “political responsibility” for what happened during his regime.

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