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Children thefts in Argentina: German investigative journalist barred from the US

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 00:34 UTC
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Gabriela Weber allegedly has information involving a former US military attaché in Buenos Aires  Gabriela Weber allegedly has information involving a former US military attaché in Buenos Aires

German radio correspondent based in Buenos Aires Gabriela Weber, who is investigating the alleged theft of children by a US diplomat during the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) apparently has been permanently denied her request for an entrance visa.

Weber has long reported for German news media, specializing in investigations of Nazi war criminals and human rights violations in South America. She is perhaps best known for her lawsuit that forced Germany’s intelligence service last year to open thousands of files on top Nazi Adolf Eichmann, some of which showed that the U.S. and Germany knew he was hiding in Argentina after World War II.

“It seems to me that the attitude of the State Department has to do with my investigations in the US National Archives” said Weber who on March 18 received a letter stating she remains “permanently ineligible” because she “misrepresented material facts”.

US Buenos Aires Embassy spokeswoman Shannon Farrell said privacy laws governing migration decisions prevented her from commenting on the visa denial.

According to the French news agency AFP, the journalist came to Argentina to investigate the illegal adoption of children of disappeared political prisoners during the military dictatorship. Weber wanted to travel to the United States to continue her investigation, as she allegedly has evidence linking diplomatic military Willaim Desreis with the crimes.

The Foreign Correspondents Association of Argentina (ACE) interceded on Weber’s behalf and called on the US to explain its denial, the Associated Press explains. “The inability to enter the United States is causing serious harm to our member Gabriele Weber’s journalistic research” complained ACE.

In August 2010, Weber was deported to Buenos Aires seven hours after arriving in Washington with an ESTA visa, which is required for German citizens, the AFP reports. On returning to Argentina, she applied for a journalist visa, but was denied.
 

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  • xbarilox

    “Weber wanted to travel to the United States to continue her investigation, as she allegedly has evidence linking diplomatic military Willaim Desreis with the crimes.” What Hebe and Estella will say about this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wurtrOen7U

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 01:29 am 0
  • Tim

    1 xbarilox (#). Gabbie Weber has caused headaches; not all her evidence is well founded regarding the abduction of children and she has made false accusations.

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 03:06 pm 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 2 Yes, I know that because these people do that all the time, they're all the same, while getting lots of money, like Judge Argibay Molina, she's a desaparecida, but she got paid lots of money for being a desaparecia, what kind of desaparecido is a Judge and gets paid? haha If they really cared about those people, it'd be ok, but we know who they are and what they do. You have to see Estela in the streets chasing guys with the name Gastón lol, she walks right up to the guy and tells him “hey, you'll have to take a blood test, you're my grandson!” haha, they are all nuts. They're all hypocrites, like Hebe de Bonafini beating her “bolivian brothers” in Plaza de Mayo, she loves them lol and one the guys calls her “sister” lol poor guy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXYl3rPAPMA

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 05:46 pm 0
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