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Declassified U.S. Documents Reveal Details About Argentina’s Dictatorship

Monday, April 15th 2019 - 09:39 UTC
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The assassination squad created by Argentina’s military dictatorship to target dissidents during the 1970s had, like other state programs, its own bureaucratic rules: Employees punched in at 9:30 a.m. and were entitled to a two-hour lunch. They received a US$ 1,000 clothing allowance during their first overseas mission. And they were required to submit expense reports. Read full article

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  • Pytangua

    So this confirms what we had lost suspected - that the US government knew about these gross human rights abuses in Argentina but that they did absolutely nothing to stop them. This appalling complicity confirms the reality of the much-maligned term 'imperialism' to characterise the relations between the US and Argentina and Latin America.in general.

    Apr 15th, 2019 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    That is correct. If we interfere in your politics you castigate us and if we don't you castigate us. So we sit on the fence and let you ( the Argentine populace ) deal with it

    Apr 15th, 2019 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    @Pytangua

    Absolutely. Not only the US government knew about the abuses; they have traditionally trained Latin American armed forces members on anti-subversion strategies, and of course, interrogation techniques.

    The US was doing it under the Monroe doctrine, assuming they had full rights to prevent the emergence of any Latin American government slightly to the left of what they liked which was nothing less than the most extreme backward right.

    Those kidnapped during the 1976-1983 dictatorship in Argentina knew their captors could interrogate and torture them for days, weeks or months, since they were disappeared and no authority, be it police, the army or any other security force -- would acknowledge their detention.

    In this way, thousands of men, women, teenagers or elderly were kept in filthy conditions in makeshift clandestine prisons, repeatedly taken to torture sessions until the day they were injected a powerful sedative, loaded into planes and dumped alive to the sea.

    All of that, of course, was done in the name of “decency,” religion and “order.”

    Apr 16th, 2019 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    These are your fellow countrymen, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

    Apr 16th, 2019 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Why, are you ashamed about what British soldiers did in Iraq?

    Eg. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/1460800/Six-British-soldiers-held-over-Iraqi-torture-photos.html

    Apr 16th, 2019 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I am not ashamed. This story is about Argentina do you not comprehend?

    Apr 16th, 2019 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    If you are not ashamed, why should Argentines be?

    Apr 16th, 2019 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @DT

    Bingo!

    Apr 18th, 2019 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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