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Spanish judge takes witness stand at his own trial

The Spanish judge known for pioneering cross-border justice cases is sitting in the dock as a criminal defendant for allegedly overstepping his jurisdiction with a probe of right wing atrocities during and after the Spanish civil war. Full story

Chile: Generals guilty, trafficked arms to Croatia

Chile's Supreme Court on Friday unanimously convicted two retired generals of illegal weapons sales to Croatia 20 years ago in violation of a United Nations embargo. Full story

Suspicions rise in Pablo Neruda's death

The suspicions have lingered for decades. Full story

Crash and burn time for Spain's crusading judge?

He indicted late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on genocide charges and became an instant hero to many around the world. A decade later he launched a similar crimes-against-humanity probe over atrocities by the right-wing victors of Spain's Civil War. Full story

Chile backs off removing 'dictatorship' from texts

Chile is backing off a controversial plan to remove the word "dictatorship" from school textbooks in reference to the military government of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Full story

Book explores life of human rights activist as he escapes Chile

   Human rights activist and author Ariel Dorfman was cultural adviser to Chilean President Salvador Allende when, in 1973, Allende was overthrown by a CIA-back coup. Dorfman joins Morning Joe to discuss Allende, Augusto Pinochet, opening for Sting, and his book "Feeding on Dreams."

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