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Pro and against Kirchner rallies on 29th anniversary of 1976 military coup

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 06:53 UTC
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Human rights, political and social organizations commemorated on Tuesday 24 March the 29th anniversary of the military dictatorship that killed anywhere from 9.000 to 30,000 people, marking the beginning of one the darkest period in Argentina's modern history. Read full article

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  • Skip

    39th

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faulconbridge

    “Tuesday 24 March the 29th anniversary of the military dictatorship”

    2015 - 1976 = 29?

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    of one the darkest period

    The Dark Vader strikes again...

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “ genocide culprit César Milani as head of the Army”
    “ and lately of 'illicit enrichment' since allegedly he has been unable to justify his personal assets”
    “the government of president Cristina Fernandez and allies have defended his nomination as the highest ranking officer and insist in defending him during Congressional questioning. ”

    A depressingly familiar story. Especially the 'illegal enrichment'. It seems to be rife amongst Cristina and her cronies. I expect there is a lot more that is yet to be uncovered.

    Argentina still has a long way to travel before it can be taken seriously on the world-stage.
    Meanwhile they are still fighting internal, (and external), battles from the last century.
    Shame that a land which held such promise 100 years ago has fallen so far.
    It can only be a cultural thing. Not sure how they can change that very soon.

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    We can not move forward if our agenda is still anchored back in the 70s.

    Time to move ahead. And more important, time to leave hypocrites who discovered a great business opportunity in human rights behind.

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Estela de Carlotto can tell you a thing or two about how to become illegally rich . Loathsome terrorist .

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Still waiting for Estela de Carlotto and these parasites of Abuelas to apologize to Ernestina Noble de Herrera as the DNA tests have proved her adopted children are not the sons of Marxist guerillas after their nationwide demeaning, blasphemous and cruel campaign...

    Mar 25th, 2015 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Media and individuals may choose to depart in all directions when talking about the 39th anniversary of the most sinister “process” Argentina never endured.
    Unlike the Chilean military did during their 1973 coup, there were no aerial bombings of public buildings and no visible concentration of prisoners in soccer stadiums.
    The Argentine armed forces moved smoothly in small contingents, moving across the country in a progressive and well-controlled manner. The kidnappings were mostly done by plain clothes personal, often using unmarked vehicles. Many kidnapped were transported in car trunks. Few on-site executions took place.
    The media fell silent, preventing the population from getting an idea of the massive scale of the repression across the country. Most citizens only knew through whispers or when a family member or friend was taken away.
    Perhaps the cruelest side of this sinister process is that many people understood, through false information spread by accomplice publications, that the disappeared were being held somewhere for their own safety--to prevent revenge from “the organizations they had belonged to.”
    It wasn't until near the end of the so-called “Process of National Reorganization” that the truth began to emerge: that the large majority of those missing had been exterminated, many thrown into the ocean while others were killed and burned, or encased in concrete and thrown in lakes.
    Let also remember that most of the victims never had the opportunity of a trial.
    It was Middle Ages cruelty with 20th century refinement.

    Mar 26th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Enrique, you must be very grateful that the British won in 1982 and thereby caused the downfall of the junta.
    Is this why you chose to become a Commonwealth citizen and a subject of the Queen of England?
    Out of gratitude?

    I think that is really sweet of you. Well Done!
    :)

    Mar 27th, 2015 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Unfortunately, this venue is not the appropriate one to discuss personal matters, as Mercopress reasonably requires.
    Coming back to the article's topic, I want to recall the long and convoluted process Argentina had to follow in order to deal with its past that ended up putting in trial the military accused of crimes against humanity.
    The consensus and support for such a process is an example to all.

    Mar 29th, 2015 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I take that as a Yes.
    :)

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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