[i] The research that came out of that project was published (in part) in Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s Dirty War (Taylor 2007).
[ii] DINA stands for Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia (National Intelligence Directorate).
[iii] For a list of the spaces taken over by the Pinochet military dictatorship see: http://www.memoriaviva.com/Centros/00Metropolitana/Recinto_CNI_republica_517.htm
[iv] Teresa Meade, in Holding the Junta Accountable: Chile’s ‘Sitios de Memoria’ and the History of Torture, Disappearance, and Death, writes that Villa Grimaldi was the “only ‘memorial’ of torture in Latin America” when it was built in 1995. Now ‘Parque de la Memoria’ and ESMA in Buenos Aires also function as memorials (Meade 2001, 125).
[v] For general information on Plan Condor, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor
[vi] Audiotape, Villa Grimaldi visit, 2010.
[vii] For an excellent analysis of Pedro Matta’s tour and Villa Grimaldi, see Michael J Lazzara’s Chile in Transition: The Poetics and Politics of Memory (Lazzara 2006).
[viii] I am grateful to Liliana Felipe, whose sister was disappeared by the Argentine Military, for this point of view.