The Clash Between Human Rights and Fascism in Cold War Latin America

The order to assassinate Letelier was not simply an overreaction by an anti-communist regime—although it was that. It was also rooted in the fascism that lurked inside postwar Latin American political culture.

Lecture Description

In this lecture, McPherson uses the case of the Orlando Letelier assassination in 1976 Washington to explore the broader clash between the forces of fascism and champions of human rights in Chile and Latin America’s Cold War.

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Cold War Human Rights

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