LATIN AMERICAN DETENTION FACILITIES
As explained in greater detail in the Latin American Program, the US sought to extend its authority over Latin America before and during World War II, to promote both national security and business interests. Except for Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the Latin American countries complied, many for their own reasons. Brief overviews of some of the Latin American camps are included here.
In Nicaragua, the dictator, Anastasio Somoza, complied with US requests, and ordered all German citizens arrested, as well as several […]
German internees in the area of Fusagasugá, Columbia were held in the Hotel Sabaneta. Unlike some Latin American holding facilities, […]
This national prison for men was built on an out island of Cuba in 1931, modeled on a prison in […]
Run by the United States military, Camp Empire temporarily housed civilian internees, including women and children, from all over Latin […]
By early 1942, Costa Rican officials began building on to a large prison facility on the outskirts of the city. […]