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This is a collection of Internet resources which hopefully will prove useful for this course.

Internet Resources on Latin America




Andean Information Network
The Andean Information Network monitors US policies and their consequences in the Andean region with special emphasis on Bolivia, and disseminates this information to concerned individuals and groups around the world.

Central America


Peter Kornbluh, Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 8.
This is an excellent source of primary source materials documenting the role of the United States in Chilean affairs.
Chile Archive Special
Archive articles showing how the Guardian reported the coup in Chile in 1973.
Amnesty International Pinochet Page
AI's site documenting Pinochet's human rights abuses.
Memoria Viva
Archivo electronico de las violaciones de los Derechos Humanos durante la Dictadura en Chile.
Special report: The Pinochet file
BBC News Online records the twists and turns of the Pinochet case and unlocks the dark secrets of the general's past.
Bring Pinochet to Justice!
A campaign by the Institute for Policy Studies in cooperation with the Transnational Institute which in particular contains the Pinochet Watch newsletter and the Dossier Orlando Letelier
Fundación Presidente Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
"Defending the true history" (in Spanish).
Chile on UT-Lanic
An exhaustive listing of links on Chile.
History of Chile
Part of the World History Archives.
Ariel Dorfman
Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and human rights activist who was forced into exile following the Chilean military coup of 1973.
History of Chile under Salvador Allende and the Popular Unity
Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez


National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books provide online access to critical declassified records on issues including U.S. national security, foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, intelligence policy, and more. Search for "Colombia" to find several excellent documents on Colombia.
Colombia Journal
The mission of Colombia Journal is to promote political, social and economic justice in Colombia by creating a greater awareness and understanding of U.S. foreign policy.
Center for International Policy's Colombia Project
A comprehensive source of information and analysis about peaceful efforts to end Colombia's conflict and the United States' increasing military involvement.
Terrorism in Colombia: Different, but Real (Oct 10, 20010
Victoria Garcia and Rachel Stohl, Center for Defense Information, critique Plan Colombia
Colombia Support Network - Human Rights for Colombia
The Colombia Support Network is a non-governmental organization striving to improve the human rights situation in Colombia and build solidarity between the peoples of North America and Colombia.
Human Rights in the Country of Colombia
Amnesty International USA country reports on Colombia.
Colombia Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1998
U.S. Department of State report released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, February 26, 1999.
Colombian National Army
Web page for Colombian Army
Policía Nacional de Colombia
Web page for Colombian police (in Spanish)
Pagina Principal de las FARC-EP
Web page of the Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia (FARC), the main guerrilla group in Colombia (in Spanish).
Bienvenidos a Voces de Colombia (ELN)
Web page of the Ejercito de Liberación Nacional (ELN), the secondary guerrilla group (in Spanish).
Colombia Libre
Web page of Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), the main paramilitary group (in Spanish).
“You’ll Learn Not To Cry”: Child Combatants in Colombia
Human Rights Watch 2003 report on children in the FARC, ELN, and AUC.
Constitución Política de Colombia, 1991
Colombia's constitution (in Spanish).
Colombia: War without end
CNN reports on drug war in Colombia.
Colombia on UT-Lanic
An exhaustive listing of links on Colombia.
US/LEAP: Colombia: Murder and Impunity
USLEAP campaigns to end the killings of trade unionists and end impunity and to oppose current U.S. trade and aid policy toward Colombia.
Killer Coke
Campaign to stop a cycle of murders, kidnappings, and torture of union leaders and organizers at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia.









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Last updated: January 12, 2013

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