Posts Tagged ‘dictatorship’

Myanmar steps back into darkness

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
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Since the February 1 coup, the Tatmadaw – the official name of Myanmar’s armed forces – has escalated its crackdown on citizens protesting against the military takeover that ousted Myanmar’s democratically elected government. Unfortunately, this brutal reaction is only the latest in a series of repressive moves across Southeast Asia in recent years as political groups, backed by powerful Read more

Pope orders Vatican to open its files on Argentina junta

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican to open its files on Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The Pope’s order came after a meeting he had last week with Lita Boitano, 83, whose two sons “disappeared” during the dictatorship. They were among the 20,000 people who were made to “disappear” by the Argentinian authorities, Read more

Brazil’s bishops admit some prelates backed military dictatorship

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Brazil’s Catholic bishops’ conference has acknowledged that some of its members supported the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. Some bishops backed the junta in order to combat communism. Continue reading   Related Posts:Myanmar junta ramps up suppression despite pope’s pleaReal power comes from serviceCatholic nun gives Myanmar a ‘Tiananmen moment’‘We Read more