Thought-provoking comparison of events in Egypt and Latin America’s dirty war

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The New York times has published an interesting article that reflects on the history of military dictatorships in Latin America and finds some parallels with contemporary events in Egypt. Whether you agree or not, it’s certainly an interesting read that gives some worthwhile comparative insights. The article provides analysis on the coups in Chile and Argentina, the current anti-US sentiment in Latin America, and the role of the military in Egypt, all of this against a backdrop of some degree of US complicity.

An interesting read. Find the article here.

Here is a quote:

“The no-holds-barred military terror in Egypt, and the language the military is employing to justify it, is reminiscent of the worst of human legacies. These are the sort of statements made not by ordinary armies but by armies that have embraced ideological convictions that make it easy to shoot down people in the streets, even civilians, if you believe that they are with the terrorists—or whatever it is you decide to call them.”

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2 responses to “Thought-provoking comparison of events in Egypt and Latin America’s dirty war

  1. Thanks for the article. Very interesting and insightful. The link is broken, I searched for it and it is http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/08/in-egypt-echoes-of-latin-america.html

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