Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope

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Index
Note: Page numbers in italics indicate figures; those with a t indicate tables.
abortion laws, 64, 79n9
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo), 112–13, 166
accountability, 159–83, 203
Acteal massacre (Mexico), 41
AIDS, 64, 86
Alfonsín, Raúl, 138
Alianza Anticomunista Argentina (AAA), 32
Alien Tort Claims Act (U.S.), 178–79
Allende, Salvador, 29, 66, 174
Amazon, indigenous peoples of, 117–19
American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San José), 6, 83, 89t, 93, 209–21, 224–25t
American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man, 10, 89t
Amnesty International, 3, 12, 123, 140, 204; Berenson trial and, 96; femicide and, 121; Nobel Peace Prize for, 106; Pinochet trial and, 173, 174; transnational networks and, 103
amnesty laws, 172–73, 176, 178–80, 182
Andean Commission of Jurists. See Comisión Andina de Juristas
animosity assumption, 53
anticommunism, 53, 60–62, 69; School of the Americas and, 70–71. See also Cold War
anti-Semitism, 114
antiterrorism, 62–63, 69, 71. See also terrorism
Arbenz, Jacobo, 35
Arellano Stark, Sergio, 29–30
Arendt, Hannah, 55
Argentina, 27, 28t, 44t, 71; amnesty laws of, 172, 180; anti-Semitism in, 114; Catholic Church in, 114–15; compensation of victims in, 166; demographics of, 227t, 229t; dirty war of, 32–34, 46, 69, 85, 105, 172; human rights groups in, 111, 114, 161; human rights reforms in, 136–38, 138; human rights treaties of, 224t; Madres de Plaza de Mayo and, 105, 112; memoral to victims in, 169–70; Operation Condor in, 67–68; organized labor in, 63; paramilitary groups in, 58; sexual-orientation laws of, 109; trials in, 171–72; truth commission of, 162t, 165–66; U.S. sanctions against, 125t. See also disappearances
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand, 42–44, 150
arpilleras (fabric artwork), 140
art, protest and, 139–40
Atlacatl Battalion, 37
Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), 40
Aylwin, Patricio, 176
Bachelet, Michelle, 140, 199–201
Barrios Altos massacre, Peru, 92, 176
Belize, 119–20, 224t
Ben and Jerry’s (corporation), 118
Benetech Website, 145

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