Augusto Pinochet


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Our first episode about South America gives us a very different perspective on the American fight against Communism. Was promoting America's interests in the Cold War really worth propping up a brutal dictatorship? And why did the international attempt to bring Pinochet to justice involve British Law Lords, a fake case of dementia, and a law that gave Spain carte blanche to prosecute all crimes against humanity... except for the ones that happened in Spain?

Content note: This episode includes a discussion of what Pinochet's regime did to dissenters and suspected leftists. This included torture, sexual assault, and mass murder. The facts of these cases may be disturbing. Please be aware that there are detailed victims' testimonies about these events in the source links.

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