Chile / Pinochet

GUESTS: Michael Goldfarb NPR's London Correspondent Ariel Dorfman Walter Hines Page Research Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies, Duke University Author of many books including, Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey [Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1998] Peter Kornbluh Senior Analyst at The National Security Archive, a research institute and library located at George Washington University in Washington, DC Prof. Richard Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University's Washington College of Law On Sunday, the former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested in a London hospital where he was undergoing surgery. A Spanish judge requested his extradition to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism committed against Spanish and Chilean citizens living in Chile during Pinochet's 17-year reign. A look at world reaction to Pinochet's arrest and the implications for international human rights law.

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