Americas

The Americas region is composed of:

Killers from the Americas region include:

François Duvalier
Country: Haiti
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Kill tally details: 20,000 to 60,000
Augusto Pinochet
Country: Chile
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Kill tally details: At least 3,197 killed following the 1973 military coup d'état
Efraín Ríos Montt
Country: Guatemala
Kill tally: 50,000 to 100,000
Kill tally details: About 70,000 Mayan peasants and political dissidents
Anastasio Somoza
Country: Nicaragua
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Kill tally details: No reliable figures, although an estimated 50,000 killed during the Nicaraguan "revolution", 120,000 exiled and 600,000 made homeless
Rafael Trujillo
Country: Dominican Republic
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Kill tally details: Around 20,000 Haitians killed in 1937. (Estimates of the number of Haitians killed vary from several hundred to 30,000.) An unknown number of Dominican dissidents and opposition figures killed during his 30 year reign
United States presidents and their advisers
Country: United States
Kill tally details: Over 220,000 killed by atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Over three million killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Another 700,000 killed in Cambodia and Laos as a result of the spread of the Vietnam War into those countries. Millions more killed in conflicts in Indonesia, Cambodia, Iran, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Iraq in which the United States was at least complicit
Jorge Rafael Videla
Country: Argentina
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Kill tally details: Up to 30,000 murdered or "disappeared" during the 'Dirty War'