Friday, October 31
Resources from the National Security Archive
The Search for Truth: The Declassified Record on Human Rights Abuses in Peru (August 28, 2003)
Montesinos' Blind Ambition: The Peruvian Townsend Commission Report and Declassified U.S. Documentation (June 26, 2002 )
The Shoot Down in Peru: The Secret U.S. Debate Over Intelligence Sharing with Peru and Colombia (April 23, 2001)
Peru in "The Eye of the Storm": Declassified U.S. Documentation on Human Rights Abuses and Political Violence (January 22, 2002)
Fujimori's Rasputin: The Declassified Files on Peru's Former Intelligence Chief, Vladimiro Montesinos (November 22, 2000) and update from November 21, 2001.
The National Security Archive does a lot of work with FOIA requests to get the U.S. government to open up its records. Some times it's just cable traffic between the U.S. Embassy and the State Department regurgitating newspaper reports and cocktail circuit rumors. Other times, the declassified information can throw fresh lights on distant events.