May 5, 2023
Humberto J. Rocha

Santiago Mitre’s feature film about holding the perpetrators of dictatorship accountable in Argentina humanizes a pivotal moment in Latin American—and world—history.

September 20, 2022
Michael Fox

Brazil has long failed to reckon with its history of military dictatorship. President Jair Bolsonaro looks to that era with nostalgia, taking steps to push the country back in that direction.

April 11, 2022
Claire Branigan

Decades after the return to democracy, the children of dictatorship-era human rights abusers have ignited a new movement for truth, memory, and justice throughout Latin America and beyond.

March 24, 2020
Lucía Cholakian Herrera

The struggle to hold the military to account for crimes against humanity are a part of Argentinian identity. A group of grandmothers leads the story of that struggle.

February 12, 2019
Anne F. Fuller

En Haïti, la mémoire collective a pratiquement effacé tout souvenir des exécutions extrajudiciaires et autres crimes contre l'humanité commis par les régimes de François "Papa Doc" Duvalier et de son fils et successeur Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.  Est-il possible que cette amnésie collective bénéficie au fils et au petit-fils de ces dictateurs cruels?

February 12, 2019
Anne F. Fuller

Widespread extrajudicial killings and other crimes against humanity have been all but wiped from Haiti’s historical memory. Will the son and grandson of two brutal dictators capitalize on this collective amnesia?

December 6, 2018
Andre Pagliarini

Dec 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the deadliest act issued under Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). With fewer than three weeks until Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration, it is more urgent than ever that Brazilian society reckons with its authoritarian past.

August 15, 2018
Laura Blume

U.S. responses to Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Honduras’ Juan Orlando Hernández reveal Washington’s foreign policy in Central America is stuck in the Cold War era.

September 25, 2007
Tim Frasca


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