Balancing Justice and Reconciliation in Latin America
As Latin American nations emancipated themselves from their colonial masters, they struggled to fully adapt to the modern world. Deeply rooted ethnic and social divisions led to violence, civil war, and authoritarian regimes. Political extremes and political strongmen have been the norm throughout the 20th Century. Now, the region looks to deal with its violent past as it looks to move forward into the 21st Century. Balancing justice and reconciliation as a means to acknowledging the questions left behind by violence has been a difficult subject throughout the region.