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Requiem for Latin America Report on Latin American Crisis

by Carlos Campos Jr

Mexican Dirty War Crisis

Mexico 1964-1982  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2 3.000 Executed Disappeared
                                                                                                      7.000  Tortured Interrogated

Result: Liberation from Subversive students Elements                                          Aided by CIA

Central American Dirty War Crisis

Guatemala 1960-1996  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    140.600 Executed Disappeared

Result: Peace with Subversive indigenous Elements                                            Aided by CIA
El Salvador 1979-1992  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   70.000-80.000 Murders Eliminated
                                                                                                   8.000 Executions Disappeared

Result: Peace with Subversive peasant and indigenous Elements           Aided by CIA
Honduras 1980s  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   ????? Executions Disappearances
Result: Liberation from Subversive peasant and indigenous Elements                Aided by CIA

Nicaragua 1978-1990  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10.000-53.000 Murders Eliminated
Result: Destruction of Installed Somoza Government; Victory for the Popular Communist Sandinista Government Regime. Defeat of CIA Backed Contra Death Squads Freedom Fighters

 Operation “Condor” Dirty War Crisis Management

Argentina 1976-1983  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   30.000 Murders Disappeared
Result: Fall of Peronist Government Dictatorship; Destruction of U.S. Backed Dictatorship Civic-Military Government and Peace with Subversive student and indigenous Elements

Chile 1973-1990  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   27.255 Tortured Interrogated
                                                                                                                 2.279 Executed Eliminated
Result: Fall of Democratically Elected Marxist Allende Government Dictatorship; Installation Rise and subsequent destruction of U.S. Backed Dictatorship Civic-Military Pinochet Government and Peace with Subversive student and indigenous Elements

Brazil 1964-1985  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .     333 Murders Eliminated
                                                                                                       50.000 Imprisoned Detained
Result: Fall of Democratically Elected Communist Goulart Government Dictatorship; Installation Rise and subsequent destruction of U.S. Backed Dictatorship Civic-Military Government and Peace with Subversive student and indigenous Elements Outcome 1968-1989: 60.000-80.000 suspected Subversives murdered eliminated;
                                                        400.000 Subversives imprisoned detained


About the Writer: Carlos Campos Jr (they/them) is a Chicanx poet. They were born and live in Texas but their home is in Monterrey, and they are involved in organizing for a less terrible world. They are a founding member of the Houston DSA Arts Collective and are always happy to talk people’s ears off about the importance of Cultural Organizing. Interested in Latin America’s (and especially Chile’s) importance of poetry, they are dedicated in doing their part of building a mass appeal to poetry and the arts. Their work can now be found in the Houston Review of Books, where they debuted. One can find Carlos on Twitter as @CompaPoeta, and on Instagram as @UnoriginalSmack. They’re always open to messages, particularly for conversations on poetry and the radical power it has, but they’re not opposed to discussing anything else. Carlos is very interested in collaboration work, ranging from poets to artists to musicians and so on, particularly to break unnecessary divides which contemporary institutional art education brought.

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