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Thousands of Argentines recall the March 1976 coup and demand punishment for human rights abuses

Monday, March 25th 2019 - 09:09 UTC
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Thousands of Argentines took to the streets on Sunday to recall “Memory Day”, March 24th, on the forty-third anniversary of the military coup that led to the country's last military dictatorship that extended from 1976 to 1983. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    The cruel and cold plan that the Argentine armed forces and their civil allies perpetrated against fellow Argentine men, women, the elderly, the children, the infirm -- some who moved around on wheelchair -- defies imagination.

    At the same time, Argentina was able to begin dealing with the atrocities committed in a most civilized manner -- by submitting the alleged criminals to trial with all the protection of rights granted to the citizens.

    The comprehensive story above failed to mention the numerous and unflattering mentions of the Macri government by the demonstrators.

    Nunca más.

    Mar 26th, 2019 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Nunca...

    Mar 26th, 2019 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • viejopatagon

    The ComisiónNacional de Desaparecidos (CONADEP) registered 8961 disappeared. Some 60 of those are now known to be alive. Presumably there at least that many disappeared who do not appear in the CONADEP records. But the figure of 30.000 is totally false. A group of political refugees in Holland invented the figure at a time when the disappeared was estimated to be about 4000 because such a small figure would not call much attention. They decided to claim that there were 30.000 disappeared and the figure had the desired effect: it called attention to the Argentine dictatorship.Sometimes a white lie is justifiable. But that was then.

    Mar 26th, 2019 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Bubba

    With slogans such as “Memory, truth and justice”, “Never again” and “30.000 Disappeared” the marchers filled the streets of the Argentine capital, together with LGTBI organizations and traditional music groups. Let us make a gay party out of it...Jeez...

    Mar 27th, 2019 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot

    @ viejopatagon

    As you probably know, the Argentine military carried out their sinister deeds in a very methodical fashion. As they were kidnapping, torturing and sending many to their death in weekly death flights, friendly media outlets were spreading rumours about “re-education” camps where those missing would be sent.

    It took time for Argentines to realize that most of those disappeared had been murdered.

    To ensure their code of silence, the military forced all those involved to take active roles in torture and executions. As a result, no records about the kidnapped and executed were found. The CONADEP records contain information on missing persons who were reported--many weren't.

    It may be interesting for you to know that human rights groups are still working to find babies given in adoption after murdering their kidnapped mothers. Human rights groups are still working to identify human remains found in different parts of the country.

    As a result, the 30,000 is an estimation, forced by the foggy circumstances in which the military conducted the extermination of suspected opponents.

    Your claim that “the figure of 30,000 is totally false” is in tune with many arguments advanced in attempts to minimize the cruelty of what happened in the country from 1976 to 1983.

    As if the kidnapping, torture and extrajudicial killing of 8,961 human beings would, somehow, be more morally acceptable than a different number.

    Mar 27th, 2019 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Just for the record...

    Nitpickers (In Danish they have a much better word for them...:“Fluekneppere”..., meaning literally...: ***“Dung Fly Fuckers”***) like Viejopatagon above writing things like...:

    ***“ But the figure of 6.000.000 is totally false...
    A group of political refugees in Tel Aviv invented the figure at a time when there were no estimates of the number of disappeared...
    They decided to claim that there were 6.000.000 disappeared and the figure had the desired effect...: it called attention to the German Dictatorship...
    Sometimes a white lie is justifiable. But that was then...”***

    Would risk in Europe..., all from three months to five years imprisonment..., very heavy fines.. and a complete end of his/her public credibility outside the circles frequented by the likes of Brenton Tarrant...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_against_Holocaust_denial

    Mar 28th, 2019 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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