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Witness - Archive of Terror

How a Paraguayan activist discovered a huge cache of documents which revealed the true extent of torture across South America in the 1970s.

In 1992, a Paraguayan human rights activist called Martin Almada discovered a huge cache of documents in a run-down police station. The files showed the true extent of repression during the long military rule in Paraguay of General Alfredo Stroessner. And what became known as the "Archive of Terror" also proved that military dictators across South America had swapped prisoners and intelligence in an Operation codenamed Condor. Witness speaks to Martin Almada and the Paraguay expert, Andrew Nickson. PHOTO: AFP/Getty Images

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 1:50AM Sun, 16 Dec 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 9:50AM Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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