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Chile adds thousands to list of dictatorship-era victimsupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 15:18:00

A dark chapter in Chile's history was revisited this week when the Valech Commission, which carried out the most thorough investigation on persecution during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, revised upward the number of abuse victims from that era.

Former Chilean President Allende's death confirmed as suicideupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 15:53:00

Chile's Legal Medical Service confirmed Tuesday that the cause of President Salvador Allende's death in 1973 was suicide. A judge had ordered exhumation of the body as part of a human rights investigation.

Spanish court indicts 20 Salvadoran military officialsupdated: Mon May 30 2011 12:57:00

Spain's National Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for 20 Salvadoran military officials in connection with the slayings of six priests, their housekeeper and her daughter more than two decades ago.

Hitler card game maker faces German prosecutionupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:45:00

Prosecutors in Germany have begun proceedings against a company that makes a card game featuring Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, among others, they said Tuesday.

Why trapped miners "unwilling to die in darkness"updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 07:09:00

The 33 miners trapped deep inside the earth in the San Jose mine in Chile have been preparing all their lives for the ordeal of spending many months underground. It might even be ventured that they have been preparing for that battle for survival since before they were born.

Analysis: Why is Baltasar Garzon so divisive?updated: Fri May 14 2010 21:03:00

In his 22 years on the bench, Spain's Judge Baltasar Garzon has garnered many admirers for his groundbreaking work on international human rights cases, but also many enemies, including suspects he's jailed and politicians he's offended.

Top Spanish judge suspendedupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:38:00

Spain's judicial authority on Friday suspended a high-profile judge who already faces trial for alleged abuse of power.

Pinochet case judge charged with judicial abuseupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:27:00

A Spanish judge who brought cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been charged with abuse of judicial power in a ruling issued Wednesday by Spain's Supreme Court.

Chilean presidential race to see runoffupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 22:20:00

A conservative billionaire businessman and a former center-left president will face off in a runoff election in Chile's presidential race, based on official early results released Sunday.

Chile seeks arrests for alleged human rights violationsupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 21:31:00

Arrest warrants for more than 120 former soldiers and agents of Chile's National Intelligence Directorate were issued Tuesday for alleged human rights violations during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, CNN Chile reported.

Spanish judge orders Guantanamo probeupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 11:20:00

A Spanish judge Wednesday ordered an investigation into harsh treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay under the Bush administration on suspicion that there was "an authorized and systematic plan for torture," according to a court document.

Commentary: Peru conviction is message to dictators everywhereupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 23:04:00

Peruvians are celebrating an extraordinary victory this week: the conviction of their former president, Alberto Fujimori, for death squad killings carried out during his rule in the 1990s.

Ex-Chilean president wins party's nodupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:25:00

Former Chilean President Eduardo Frei has captured his coalition party's nomination ahead of Chile's presidential elections in December, according to the party's polling body.

Spain's famed anti-terror judge hospitalizedupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:35:00

Spain's best-known investigating magistrate, Judge Baltasar Garzon, was rushed to a hospital in Madrid on Friday, where he remained under observation in the coronary unit, CNN partner station CNN+ reported. Karadzic a Big Win for Hague Copsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 19:00:00

International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore

Former Pinochet agents, soldiers ordered to trialupdated: Tue May 27 2008 00:00:00

Nearly 100 former Chilean soldiers and secret police will be prosecuted on charges they tried to cover up the disappearance and deaths of 119 people during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, a judge ordered Monday. Gregory Sica: Colo-Colo looks to expand on its domestic dominanceupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 12:53:00

Most American fans probably know little -- if anything -- about Colo-Colo. But when it comes to Chilean soccer, the club is like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich rolled into one.

Decades after coup, 24 sentenced for rights violations in Chileupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 03:02:00

A court in Chile has sentenced 24 former police officers in cases of kidnapping, torture and murder that happened just after a U.S.-backed coup toppled the country's democratically elected president in 1973, the country's Judicial Authority said Wednesday.

Prosecutors to receive McCann caseupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 10:56:00

After questioning the parents of a missing British girl last week, Portuguese police will hand over the Madeleine McCann case to the prosecutor's office Monday, police chief inspector Olegario De Sousa told CNN.

McCann family must keep quietupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 10:56:00

The McCanns will hear soon whether they'll face charges in the case of their missing daughter. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Augusto Pinochet: How will he be remembered?updated: Tue Dec 12 2006 11:49:00

Chilean General and former President Augusto Pinochet died Sunday at 91, without ever being tried on accusations of ordering the torture and killing of thousands of people during his 1973-1990 regime. Considered a horrendous ruler by some and a savior by others, Pinochet is credited with laying the groundwork for Chile's modern market economy. His death sparked demonstrations by supporters and opponents.

Your e-mails: Augusto Pinochet's legacyupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 13:05:00

Chilean General and former President Augusto Pinochet died Sunday at 91, without ever being tried on accusations of ordering the torture and killing of thousands of people during his 1973-1990 regime. Considered a horrendous ruler by some and a savior by others, Pinochet is credited with laying the groundwork for Chile's modern market economy. His death sparked demonstrations by supporters and opponents.

Pinochet grips Chile beyond the graveupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 05:39:00

In death as in life, the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who died on Sunday at the age of 91, continues to hold a grip on his country's consciousness.

Demonstrators clash following Pinochet's deathupdated: Sun Dec 10 2006 12:51:00

Augusto Pinochet was one of Latin America's most controversial and notorious former military dictators. His death Sunday at 91 prompted violent demonstrations.

Ex-Chilean dictator Pinochet in critical condition updated: Sun Dec 03 2006 06:40:00

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was in critical condition Monday after suffering a heart attack, doctors said.

The insider's guide to putting world leaders on trialupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 03:50:00

A U.S.-based human rights advocacy group plans to file a criminal lawsuit against several top Bush Administration officials today in a German court, prosecuting them for allegedly authorizing war crimes in the context of the War on Terror. So is this serious, or is it just a stunt?

U.S. sends back Pinochet daughterupdated: Sat Jan 28 2006 05:33:00

The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been sent back to Argentina, two days after she arrived in the United States after fleeing tax charges in Chile, a U.S. Homeland Security official said.

Chilean leaders face poll run-offupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 22:48:00

A onetime political prisoner vying to become Chile's first female president will face a conservative airline and broadcasting tycoon in a January 15 runoff after falling short of a majority in Sunday's presidential election.

Pinochet discharged from hospitalupdated: Thu May 19 2005 13:31:00

Former Chilean leader General Augusto Pinochet has been discharged from a military hospital in Santiago after suffering what was called a minor stroke, sources close to the general said.

Pinochet 'used wide bank network'updated: Wed Mar 16 2005 00:37:00

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and his associates used a wider network of U.S. bank accounts to conceal funds than previously known, a Senate subcommittee disclosed Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Riggs pleads guilty, agrees to $16M fineupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 16:12:00

Riggs Bank, a historic Washington financial institution, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of failing to report to regulators suspicious transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars involving foreign diplomats and governments.

'Dirty War' suspect hospitalized in Spainupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 11:03:00

A former Argentine military officer fainted in his Spanish jail cell Wednesday and was taken to hospital, a National Court spokeswoman told CNN.

Spanish terror judge heads to NYupdated: Fri Jan 07 2005 07:21:00

The Spanish judge who ordered the arrest of General Augusto Pinochet and who later indicted Osama bin Laden, is heading to a New York City university to lecture on and research terrorism.

Pinochet: U.S. urged to charge bankupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 09:38:00

A Spanish judge has asked U.S. authorities to file criminal charges against a U.S. bank and seven senior executives for concealing millions of dollars belonging to former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

CNNMoney: Spain wants U.S. to charge Riggs Bankupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 09:34:00

A Spanish judge issued an order Thursday requesting authorities in the United States file criminal charges against the Riggs Bank of Washington, D.C. and its officers for concealing millions of dollars belonging to former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, according to an attorney for the alleged victims of Pinochet's regime.

Bank targeted over Pinochet fundsupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 14:34:00

A Spanish judge is being urged to charge a U.S. bank for concealing millions of dollars belonging to former Chilean dicator Augustus Pinochet despite a court order freezing his assets worldwide.

Fortune: The Economist of the Centuryupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

Anyone who thinks that ideas matter (and who doesn't?) naturally takes an interest in people who generate more than their share. Milton Friedman is one of them. As he approaches his 86th birthday, ...


-- The economic chaos engulfing Argentina underscores changes sweeping through South America that in some ways are as profound as those of Eastern Europe. On the plus side, South America is moving ...

Fortune: WHY WON'T SOMEONE SHUT THIS MAN UP? Jesse Helms's one-man war against Communism has become an embarrassment for U.S. diplomats aupdated: Mon Sep 15 1986 00:01:00

JESSE HELMS has been a vituperative warrior of the Republican party's right wing since he arrived in the Senate in 1973. Though it doesn't love them, Congress tolerates ideologues -- they ensure th...

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