Andean Information Network
November 16, 2012

Bolivia has had more military coups than any other nation in the world.  Hugo Banzer (1971-1978) and Luis García Meza (1980-1981) were the most notorious Bolivian dictators in the Twentieth Century.  More than 30 years after restoration civilian rule, however, victims of political violence still await justice.  Unlike neighboring Chile and Argentina, which initiated some legal action against those involved, impunity continues in Bolivia.  The military has refused access to documents from the dictatorship years; successive administrations have made minimal effort to pressure the military and have dragged their feet on the reparation process.

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