From the mid-1960's to the late 1980's (even later in certain countries), militarized governments in most of Latin America enforced their view of a desirable public order by terrorizing great numbers of citizens who happened to have different views and also their friends and relations and persons who, whatever their views or lack thereof, objected to terror as a means of governing.
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Farer, Tom J.
"Swallowing Injustice to Build Community: Latin America After the Era of State Terror,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
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