The retrospective history of South America as a whole

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The ‘Mercosur of Terror’ or Integrated Repression
By Mario Osava, IPS, 10 January 1999. The military regimes which ruled the MERCOSUR region's nations in the 1970s and 1980s were involved in a joint Operation Condor against their respective opponents—real or suspected—details of which are now being released thanks to the detention in Britain of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
CONDOR archives unearthed in Paraguay expose U.S. allies' abuses
By Diana Jean Schemo, New York Times, 11 August 1999. A mountain of records detailing repression among United States-backed military regimes throughout South America during the cold war.
Brazil taught torture to Pinochet's police
By Jeremy Smith, Reuters, 14 May 2000. Brazil's former military rulers taught interrogation and torture techniques to Chile's feared secret police after a bloody 1973 coup that brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power.