Now a lawyer, former Colonia Dignidad resident Winfried Hempel has launched a lawsuit against the German and Chilean governments on behalf of the 90 remaining victims.
Germany and Chile have signed an agreement on the notorious cult of Colonia Dignidad founded by a pedophile ex-Nazi who fled Germany after WWII. The cult operated with impunity for decades, committing dreadful crimes.
A German man who fled Chile after being sentenced to five years in prison for child sex abuse must serve his sentence in Germany. Hartmut Hopp was part of the notorious Colonia Dignidad enclave.
Recent years saw an upswing in female leaders in the Americas, but the region seems set to return to macho culture after Chile's upcoming election. When Michele Bachelet leaves office, will others fill the void?
In Chile, Winfried Hempel is suing for compensation for hundreds of Colonia Dignidad’s victims.
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