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Kissinger and Latin AmericaIntervention, Human Rights, and Diplomacy$
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Stephen G. Rabe

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501706295

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501706295.001.0001

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The Judgment on Henry Kissinger in Latin America

(p.234) Conclusion
Kissinger and Latin America

Stephen G. Rabe

Cornell University Press

This concluding chapter offers a judgment of Henry Kissinger in Latin America. The customary approach for historians is to ask first the “change and continuity” question. Scholars sympathetic to Kissinger were troubled by Kissinger's actions in Latin America and fell back on the argument that his policies were no different than those of his predecessors or successors. Critical scholars assumed that Kissinger's actions in Chile and throughout Latin America were unprecedented in their depravity. What cannot be ignored is that the gross violation of human rights that marked life in the 1970s was unprecedented in the history of Latin America in the national period. Responsibility for the murders, disappearances, and tortures must be assigned.

Keywords:   Henry Kissinger, Latin America, U.S. policies, Chile, human rights violation

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