Americas

News and reports from North, Central and South America.

Operation Condor: How Pinochet eliminated exiled dissidents

"The UN official only left the plane at Santiago airport moments before the door closed. We never felt safe. Even when our plane landed in Rio we were very scared as people had been abducted there in the past and disappeared."

Pinochet's army successor declares arrest 'unacceptable'

A summit of Chile's security forces chiefs have met in Santiago to discuss their former commander's continuing detainment in London.

Pinochet draws parallels with another 'dirty war' commander

Britain's record on responding to other countries' requests to hand over human rights abusers is blemished by the case of Alfredo Astiz of the Argentinean army.

Brits warned away as unrest continues in Santiago

The foreign office has advised Britons on holiday or residing in Chile to keep a low profile and avoid areas of political activity and prominent public places, whilst General Pinochet remains under arrest in London.

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