Disappeared: relatives protest at the headquarters of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Bogota, Colombia, August 2021.
EPA-EFE/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
Researchers are using modern forensic techniques to find the bodies of victims of civil conflict in Latin America.
The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who have tracked over 100 children stolen by Argentina’s 1976-1983 military junta, were among the human rights activists that pushed the US to declassify intelligence documents related to the dictatorship.
Traveling death squads. Sadistic torture techniques. Stolen babies. The US helped it all happen by aiding Argentina’s military regime in the 1970s, according to newly declassified documents.
Jorge Rafael Videla takes the presidential oath after the 1976 coup.
Seven years of harsh military rule prompted the growth of a powerful human rights movement.
Gerry Adams has been arrested over the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.
By any standards, the murder of Jean McConville stands out during the troubles. She was a mother of 10 with no connection to the violence. She was killed by the IRA, who did not admit to the killing but…