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Paraguay police search for more bodies in ex-dictator's house

Ciudad Del Este - Paraguayan authorities were searching Friday for more bodies at the former home of late dictator Alfredo Stroessner, where the remains of three people were unearthed last week, as police investigate whether they belong to some of the 423 people killed ...

Argentine ex-army chief acquitted of military-era kidnapping, torture

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine army chief Cesar Milani was acquitted on Friday of the kidnapping and torture of a man and his son in 1977 during the South American country's last military dictatorship.

Chile's former army chief detained for torture under Pinochet

Santiago - Police in Chile arrested a former army chief Thursday on charges of torturing 24 people in 1973, shortly after the coup that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, officials said.

Bolsonaro says Brazilians 'don't know what dictatorship is'

Rio De Janeiro - President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Monday that the people of Brazil -- which was ruled by the military for two decades -- "don't know what dictatorship is.

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

German delegation visits Chile over Nazi pedophile sect

Santiago - A German delegation was in Chile on Tuesday to learn more about the ongoing investigation into Colonia Dignidad, a notorious Nazi pedophile sect founded by German immigrants in the 1960s.

Aging ex-junta officer back to prison in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina on Friday ordered an octogenarian former police chief convicted of execution and torture to return to prison, after his home detention sparked protests.

Brutal Argentine 'Dirty War' ex-general Menendez dies at 90

Buenos Aires - Luciano Benjamin Menendez, a general of Argentina's "Dirty War" dictatorship era so brutal he was sentenced to prison 14 times, died on Tuesday, the official Telam news agency reported. He was 90.

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