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US under fire for supporting dictators in Latin America

US support for state terror in Latin America's dirty wars and how US media silences and erases Washington's role.

As Latin America moves ahead and judge ex military leaders and officials involved in atrocious human rights abuses committed during the countries' dictatorships, many have started to question the key role played by the US in such dark years of the 20th century, fueling bloody regimes that killed thousands across the region. Our correspondent Constanza Heller in Buenos Aires has more.

Latin America plunged into the most violent and bloody ways of state terror during the second half of the 20th century. But the de facto rulers did not make it by their own. There was the White House to mastermind dirty wars under the dogma that made of Latin America Washington's "backyard".

Argentina was one of the rehearsal scenarios.

In 1976, a military junta overthrew the the

Added: Jul-3-2013 Occurred On: Jul-3-2013
By: cathy winslow
Tags: US, Latin America, Argentina, Dictator
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