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At The Archives. Testimony C-3

Conversation One. Testimony X-1

At the Archives. Testimony C-1

Given the scarcity of evidence to the state crimes of the 1960s and 1970s in Venezuela, a persistent phenomenon of “historical amnesia” (Galeano 1992)  defines much of the social imaginary up to this day in the country. With a lack of publicly available official documents on these transgressions as the National Archives continue to be closed to public access particularly on information about this period, many Venezuelans have not grasped these actions of state violence against as highly organized crimes against humanity. The silence around this fact, coinciding with decades of increased affluence from oil extractions and a glittering showcase of infrastructural progress, made the situation for those who experienced political persecution in Venezuela during the 1960s, 70s and into the 80s, particularly marginal and other-worldly.

Research Context: 1960-70s Venezuelan conflict as a microcosm of Cold War geopolitics. 


Conversation One

Testimony X-1

X-1 Transcript

At the Archives. Testimony C-2

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NARA Archives. Declassified documents and process images (gallery).

Map of Caribbean Basin