Never Again: Remembering Latin America’s Disappeared

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Source: TeleSUR

March 24 is Argentina’s Day of Memory and Justice to honor those disappeared during that country’s military dictatorship.

Never Again

Latin America was once notorious worldwide for its brutal dictators, but Argentina today, unlike most other countries, places great emphasizes on remembering its victims.

Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo 1The formal recognition by the state acknowledges the need to remember its military dictatorship in order to promote ongoing justice efforts for the families of the victims, as well as to educate and warn future generations Never Again.

Dictatorships linked to the U.S.-backed Operation Condor

But while Argentina’s efforts at reconciliation for its victims are noteworthy, almost every Latin American country has experienced similar dictatorships and atrocities, and many of them — including Argentina’s — are linked by the U.S.-backed Operation Condor, which aimed to obliterate any opposition and secure the U.S. “backyard.”

After the Second World War, throughout Latin America, popular and nationalist…

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