Argentine Vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Wednesday headed a ceremony in Las Flores, a small town in the province of Buenos Aires, to mark a new anniversary of the coup d'état by the military Junta which overthrew the democratically elected government of Juan Perón's widow, María Estela Martínez (also known as Isabel Perón or simply Isabelita).
The Falklands War, a 10-week undeclared conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom, broke out in April 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic. However, it appears, the Argentine threat was not the only one that Downing Street had to counter at the time.
Former Air Force General Omar Domingo Rubens Graffigna died under house arrest on Monday, it was announced.
The Argentine government declassified a secret decree from the latest military dictatorship which authorized and funded an operation for the “effective and peaceful” occupation of one of the South Atlantic islands, occupied by the UK , in what was considered a first step to the ultimate goal of taking over the Falkland Islands.
British media are recalling that Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son sailed to war in the Falkland Islands, back in 1982, making the sovereign and elected government officials of the time extremely fearful that he could become a target prize for the Argentine forces.
The United States handed thousands of documents on Friday to Argentina on disappearances by the military dictatorship (1976/1983), completing Washington's biggest-ever transfer of documents to another government.
Two former Ford executives in Argentina have been given long jail sentences for collaborating with the country's brutal military regime in 1976-83. Factory manager Pedro Muller was sentenced to 10 years and ex-security chief Hector Sibilla given 12 years.
A former navy captain known as the ”Angel of Death'' was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for human rights violations committed at a notorious clandestine detention and torture center during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
Former Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone and 14 other ex-military officials were found guilty by an Argentine court on Friday of conspiring to kidnap and assassinate leftist dissidents as part of the Operation Condor program. Bignone, 88, the highest ranking figure on trial, was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Fourteen of the remaining 16 defendants got eight to 25 years behind bars. Two were found not guilty.
There is no doubt about the participation of the United States in Argentina’s bloody 1976-1983 military dictatorship, Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj said in Buenos Aires following the news that Washington announced it will declassify military and intelligence files from the Dirty War period ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to the country.