Colonia Dignidad

Colonia Dignidad was a settlement, built by a West German cult at the foothills of the Andes in Chile, 400km south of Santiago. The cult committed crimes of pedophilia, torture and murder, including when they volunteered to take on Pinochet-era political prisoners (torturing them and killing them on site). They were basically above the law almost as soon as their settlement was founded, for reasons that are not completely clear even today, but have something to do with them attracting the support of the Chilean Right, even before they volunteered to become a torture camp for them.

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