2009 Special Broadcasts / Annulling Impunity

  • 21 October 2009 | |

    No More Silence

    A present past, a better future

    Next Sunday, Uruguay will decide –in a plebiscite which will be held together with presidential elections- on the repeal of a law which has ensured impunity for those who violated human rights during the last military dictatorship, which took place in the country from 1973 to 1985. Read more

  • 31 July 2009 | |

    “A Law that Hurts”

    Uruguay: Eduardo Galeano at the launching of campaign to repeal impunity law

    The writer said that in 1989´s referendum the population had to decide amid a campaign of fear, and had to join forces to achieve “full democracy”. Read more

  • 26 June 2009 | |

    Another history

    Young people annulling impunity

    The repeal of the law that allowed in Uruguay that the people who tortured and murdered during the military dictatorship which took place between 1973 and 1985 were left unpunished, gathered different organizations, representing several sectors of society during the last two years. Read more

  • 19 June 2009 | |

    Living Proof of Claim

    Interview with Macarena Gelman in Silence March

    “These marches are a living proof of claims for truth and justice” said Macarena Gelman in an interview with Real World Radio. She is the granddaughter of Argentinian writer Juan Gelman and daughter of disappeared people. Macarena was born during their captivity and adopted by a Uruguayan family. Read more

  • 19 June 2009 | |

    Memory as a Barricade

    Exhibit about the abuses of the military dictatorship in Uruguay was presented

    Until July 26th, 2009, the Museum of Memory in Uruguay will present an exhibition showing files and documents from journalist Enrique Rodríguez Larreta, who during the 1970´s was witness of murders, tortures, and kidnappings carried out by the joint forces of Uruguay and Argentina, while both countries went through violent military dictatorships. Read more

  • 15 June 2009 | |

    Annulling Impunity

    The process of the repeal of the impunity law in Uruguay

    A campaign to promote a referendum in Uruguay will start officially in June. This referendum will seek to repeal a law that has allowed for the military who tortured, kidnapped and murdered people during the country’s latest dictatorship – from 1973 to 1985- to remain unpunished. Read more

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