40 Years Are Nothing: History and Memory of the 1973 Coups by Pablo Leighton, Fernando Lopez

By Pablo Leighton, Fernando Lopez

The 1973 coups d'etat in Uruguay and Chile have been considerably various from different army coups in Latin the USA. those dictatorial regimes started a brand new period within the subcontinent. They turned staunch bearers of a countrywide protection nation doctrine and brought radical new monetary guidelines. extra tellingly, they gave start to severe versions of society equipped at the foundations of what can arguably be thought of ideological genocides, hoping on either rudimentary and complex equipment of repression and authoritarianism to set up neoliberal platforms that experience lasted till this day. 2013 marked the fortieth anniversary of the autumn of democratic rule in these nations. After 4 a long time, the governments of Uruguay and Chile proceed to teach deficiencies in bringing the perpetrators of critical 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 stories that those coups nonetheless create. the variety of issues addressed within the contributions amassed right here display that the 1973 coups stay key sights for researchers around the globe and that the examine of those subject matters is much from exhausted.

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