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"Hic Sunt Dracones": Still Expanding Risks of a US-North Korea Nuclear War
"Hic Sunt Dracones" - the Hunt-Lenox Globe, 1504"Friction is the difference between war on paper, and war as it actually is." - Carl von Clausewitz, On War Once again, on October 9, 2020, with immodest displays of tangible hardware, North Korea (More)
Rome court sentences 24 South Americans to life for involvement in Operation Condor
An appeals court in Rome sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Monday, including senior officials in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina's military dictatorships.The officials were found to have been involved in the US-bac (More)
Argentina sentences former judges for crimes against humanity
A Mendoza court sentenced four former federal judges to life in prison for crimes against humanity carried out during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship. The judges were originally tried as accomplices for failure to investigate [Mendoza Post repo (More)
Argentina court convicts military officers of human rights violations during dictatorship
An Argentine federal court concluded a human rights trial on Thursday against military officers during the dictatorship era. The court in Córdoba, Argentina, acquitted five defendants and sentenced 28 to life and 10 to between two-and-a-half and 21 (More)
Former Argentina dictator, military leaders sentenced to prison for Operation Condor
Argentina's last dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, and other former military officers were sentenced to prison on Friday for their roles in Operation Condor in the 1970s. The criminal court in Buenos Aires, composed of judges Adrián Grünberg, Óscar Amiran (More)
Uruguay president to allow probe into military junta crimes
Uruguay President Jose Mujica is removing 80 administrative acts blocking investigations into crimes committed by the military junta that ruled between 1973-85, Secretary of the Presidency Alberto Breccia announced Monday. Mujica, who fought the (More)
Uruguay fails to overturn 1986 amnesty law
Uruguay's House of Representatives failed to partially repeal [El Pais report, in Spanish] the 1986 Expiry Law on Thursday in a vote of 49-49. The Senate voted to void the amnesty law last month, and, with the Broad Front party in control of th (More)
Uruguay senate votes to overturn 1986 amnesty law
Uruguay's Senate voted 16-15 Tuesday to overturn a 1986 law granting amnesty to members of the military junta that ruled the country between 1973 and 1985. The decision to repeal Uruguay's Expiry Law means that courts will be able to prosecute m (More)
Argentina ex-general sentenced to life for 'Dirty War' crimes
An Argentine federal court on Thursday sentenced former general Eduardo Cabanillas to life in prison for his involvement in the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Cabanillas, who ran a secret Buenos Aire (More)
Human rights court invalidates Uruguay military amnesty law
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday condemned the Uruguayan government for its role in the abduction and death of an Argentinean woman in the 1970s, effectively overturning the country's amnesty law. Maria Claudia Garcia (More)