Operation Condor http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29425/all en Koch film opens on day of former NYC mayor's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/koch-film-opens-day-former-nyc-mayors-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen and Edith Honan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Ed Koch once joked that days on which his name did not appear in the newspaper were days without news.</p> <p>And so it seemed fitting that Koch's death on Friday at age 88 came on the very day that "Koch," a documentary that traces his three terms as mayor from 1978 to 1989, opened in two Manhattan theaters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/koch-film-opens-day-former-nyc-mayors-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Ed Koch Entertainment Koch Operation Condor Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743719 at http://www.globalpost.com Life in prison for rights violators in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/life-prison-rights-violators-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison for rights abuses committed during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship, officials said Saturday.</p> <p>The seven were found guilty of kidnapping, torture and homicide in the case of 69 people who were held at navy bases in the city of Mar del Plata, 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires.</p> <p>The case was brought by relatives of victims and rights groups including the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/life-prison-rights-violators-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dirty War Hospitality Law Montoneros Operation Condor Politics AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757737 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile cult leaders jailed for pedophilia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/chile-cult-leaders-jailed-pedophilia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four Germans and a Chilean have begun serving jail terms of up to 11 years for abusing children at a former secretive enclave of German settlers.</p> <p>Four of them reported Tuesday to a courthouse in Parral, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Santiago, as ordered by a judge. The fifth had to be arrested and was taken to prison early Wednesday.</p> <p>Late last month the Chilean Supreme Court upheld a 2004 verdict against these five former leaders of Colonia Dignidad, a cult-like community in southern Chile that was also used to hold political prisoners during the Pinochet dictatorship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/chile-cult-leaders-jailed-pedophilia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Operation Condor Politics Sects Villa Baviera AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:16:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761165 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine rights trial spotlights military abuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/argentine-rights-trial-spotlights-military-abuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's former military rulers went on trial here Tuesday for kidnappings and murders committed during a coordinated crackdown on dissent by South American military regimes.</p> <p>Former junta leaders Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone joined 23 other people accused of crimes committed under the so-called Plan Condor, during the so-called "dirty war" of the 1970s and 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/argentine-rights-trial-spotlights-military-abuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Government Law Operation Condor Politics AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774153 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine rights trial spotlights military abuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/argentine-rights-trial-spotlights-military-abuses-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's former military rulers went on trial here Tuesday for kidnappings and murders committed during a coordinated crackdown on dissent by South American military regimes.</p> <p>Former junta leaders Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone joined 23 other people accused of crimes committed under the so-called Condor Plan, during the so-called "dirty war" of the 1970s and 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/argentine-rights-trial-spotlights-military-abuses-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Government Law Operation Condor Politics AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:17:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774322 at http://www.globalpost.com Documents show Brazilian junta financed Chile's Pinochet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/documents-show-brazilian-junta-financed-chiles-pinochet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sao Paulo, Mar 5 (EFE).- Secret documents dating from Brazil's 1964-1985 military government reveal that the junta gave loans amounting to $115 million to the regime of Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday.</p> <p>The files indicate that the money was lent to Pinochet's government on "especially" favorable terms and was destined for the purchase of military equipment, the daily said.</p> <p>An Oct. 26, 1976, report marked "Secret" says that Brazil provided "important aid" to the Pinochet regime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/documents-show-brazilian-junta-financed-chiles-pinochet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Operation Condor Politics Agencia EFE Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:18:55 +0000 Agencia EFE 5774338 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican said Pinochet killings were 'propaganda' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/vatican-said-pinochet-killings-were-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vatican once dismissed reports of massacres by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet as "Communist propaganda", according to US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s leaked on Monday.</p> <p>One cable dated October 18, 1973 sent to Washington by the US embassy to the Holy See relayed a conversation with the Vatican's then deputy Secretary of State, Giovanni Benelli, the leak by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks showed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/vatican-said-pinochet-killings-were-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Operation Condor Politics Religion Social Issues Technology War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805390 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican said Pinochet killings were 'propaganda': US cable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/vatican-said-pinochet-killings-were-propaganda-us-cable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vatican once dismissed reports of massacres by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet as "Communist propaganda", according to declassified US diplomatic documents from the 1970s on Monday.</p> <p>One cable dated October 18, 1973 sent to Washington by the US embassy to the Holy See relayed a conversation with the Vatican's then deputy Secretary of State, Giovanni Benelli.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/vatican-said-pinochet-killings-were-propaganda-us-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Augusto Pinochet Government Operation Condor Politics Religion Social Issues Technology War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805456 at http://www.globalpost.com Chileans march to demand free, quality education http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130508/chileans-march-demand-free-quality-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, May 8 (EFE).- Thousands of Chilean students and teachers marched in this capital on Wednesday to reassert their demand for overhaul of a partly privatized model of education that dates from the Pinochet dictatorship.</p> <p>The procession departed from the University of Santiago and made its way to Los Reyes park on the north side of the city.</p> <p>Associations representing college and secondary students and the Teachers Guild called the demonstration, their second major mobilization in less than a month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130508/chileans-march-demand-free-quality-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Operation Condor Politics Presidents of Chile Agencia EFE Thu, 09 May 2013 02:15:33 +0000 Agencia EFE 5833988 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina 'Dirty War' dictator Videla dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/ex-dictator-who-waged-argentinas-dirty-war-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>General Jorge Videla, Argentina's dictator at the height of its "Dirty War" against leftist activists, died Friday in prison while serving time for crimes against humanity. He was 87.</p> <p>Videla launched a ferocious crackdown on leftists and suspected supporters when he took power in 1976.</p> <p>As many as 30,000 people were kidnapped and "disappeared" by the military and suspected regime opponents were swept into secret prisons, tortured and murdered.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/ex-dictator-who-waged-argentinas-dirty-war-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentine people Crime Jorge Videla Operation Condor Politics Presidents of Argentina Religion AFP Fri, 17 May 2013 19:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840478 at http://www.globalpost.com Anarchist jailed for not testifying over 2008 New York blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/anarchist-jailed-not-testifying-over-2008-new-york-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nate Raymond</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A self-described anarchist from Brooklyn who refused to testify before a federal grand jury thought to be investigating a 2008 bomb explosion in New York's Times Square was sent to jail on Tuesday after being found in civil contempt.</p> <p>Gerald Koch, 24, had been asked last week to testify before a grand jury that his lawyer says is believed to be probing a small bomb detonation outside a U.S. armed forces recruiting station.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/anarchist-jailed-not-testifying-over-2008-new-york-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Gerald Koch Jury Operation Condor Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 00:32:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5843299 at http://www.globalpost.com Gravestone of late Mayor Koch had birth date wrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/gravestone-late-mayor-koch-had-birth-date-wrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Mayor Ed Koch was 88 years old when he died in February, despite what his gravestone said.</p> <p>A worker at the Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan noticed last week that the gravestone's inscription shaved 18 years off the mayor's life after a stonecutter transposed two digits in his birth year, a Trinity spokeswoman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The correct year of 1924 was mistakenly carved as 1942, she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/gravestone-late-mayor-koch-had-birth-date-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Koch Operation Condor Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860529 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile renews extradition request for German doctor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/chile-renews-extradition-request-german-doctor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chile's top court approved a renewed request Thursday seeking the extradition of a German doctor convicted as an accomplice to rape and sexual abuse in a former cult-like community.</p> <p>Harmut Hopp was considered the right hand man of Paul Schaefer, who founded the strictly governed Colonia Dignidad in 1961 and died in prison in 2010 at age 88 while serving a 20-year sentence for child abuse and torture.</p> <p>In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court accepted a petition filed by the special judge in the case, Hernan Gonzalez, after Hopp fled to Germany in May 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/chile-renews-extradition-request-german-doctor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law Operation Condor Politics AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:35:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893934 at http://www.globalpost.com Chilean probe into Pinochet millions files no charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/chilean-probe-pinochet-millions-files-no-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean judge has closed a nine-year investigation into late dictator Augusto Pinochet's secret bank accounts abroad, without bringing charges against any member of the former president's family.</p> <p>Judge Manuel Valderrama said he had exhausted all leads but had not determined the source of the more than $21 million placed in the Riggs Bank in Washington, DC and other institutions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/chilean-probe-pinochet-millions-files-no-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Augusto Pinochet Augusto Pinochet Operation Condor Politics AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:05:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903185 at http://www.globalpost.com Chilean judge closes Pinochet embezzlement case, family not charged http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130806/chilean-judge-closes-pinochet-embezzlement-case-family-not-char <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean court decided on Monday not to charge any of late dictator Augusto Pinochet's family members in a long-running investigation into the origin of the general's fortune and his suspected embezzlement of public funds.</p> <p>The judge did charge six former members of the military who had collaborated with Pinochet in the so-called Riggs case.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130806/chilean-judge-closes-pinochet-embezzlement-case-family-not-char" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Augusto Pinochet Chilean people Human Interest Operation Condor Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:34:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5903385 at http://www.globalpost.com