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By Silvia Borzutzky, Lois Hecht Oppenheim

ISBN-10: 0813029597

ISBN-13: 9780813029597

With the accession of Ricardo Lagos to the presidency in 2000, Chile's Concertacion coalition drew jointly the country's significant historic antagonists, the Socialists and the Christian Democrats.  Borzutzky and Oppenheim compile American and Chilean students to supply the 1st total evaluate of this coalition's heritage and achievements.  With a different emphasis at the Lagos govt, the individuals degree the impression of 3 consecutive administrations at the the most important problems with human rights, civil-military kinfolk, the character of a political get together approach, the transformation of church-state kinfolk, overseas and fiscal regulations, social protection, and future health rules.
These are new and demanding insights into the demanding situations dealing with Chile as a version democracy.  one of the principal questions they ask:  How do postauthoritarian administrations care for the troubling legacy of such regimes?  To what volume do unresolved human rights violations and army strength represent a disadvantage to democracy?  How has the Chilean Catholic Church prompted the evolution of democratic institutions?  students of Latin American, political, and monetary stories will welcome this entire yet concisely written volume.
Silvia Borzutzky is director of the political technological know-how software at Carnegie Mellon college. Lois Hecht Oppenheim is professor of political technology on the collage of Judaism in Los Angeles.

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The armed forces have the obligation to the country to assume institutional responsibility for the crimes committed in the past. . The truth we want and which we hope will be provided, especially by the armed forces, is to know what happened to each and every one of our relatives who were detained and disappeared. We do not want them to tell us again that our family members are dead, because it has taken us many years to come to terms with the pain of knowing that perhaps we will never see them alive again.

Some people thought it would be possible to close the human rights issue, arguing that this was the way that social peace had been achieved in the past. Those who were responsible for human rights violations argued that social peace was contingent on strict application of the amnesty decree and on an end to discussions of human rights. The general secretary of the government at the time, José Joaquín Brunner, referred to the challenges facing the nation as follows: “We need to construct— President Frei’s phrase is most fitting—a healthy historic memory.

The government of the Concertación did not recognize militants of left-wing groups who had been detained for so-called terrorist acts or for posing a threat to the state’s internal security after 1990 as political prisoners, even though those prisoners argued that their actions had been guided by political motives. 32. Chacabuco, memorias del silencio (2001), by Gastón Ancelovici, is a documentary film that narrates the experiences and recollections of a group of former prisoners who return to Chacabuco, a concentration camp in the Antofagasta region, where they had been imprisoned for several months.

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