Argentine authorities have launched an inquiry into how an Army corporal in the province of Misiones ended up with injuries in his legs just days after a second lieutenant died as the apparent result of a “baptism” party in the neighboring province of Corrientes.
Eleven serving officers of the Argentine Army have been suspended from duty pending inquiries into the death of Second Lieutenant Matías Chirino after an initiation party at the Artillery Group Nº 3 barracks in Paso de los Libres, in the province of Corrientes last weekend.
Argentine Army Second Lieutenant Matías Ezequiel Chirino has died in the province of Corrientes following a cardiac decompensation after an initiation party known as baptism, it was reported.
Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana has announced 10,000 new volunteer soldiers are o be recruited to boost the manning of military barracks. The country's armed forces currently have some 17,000 troops nationwide, it was reported.
Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and Governor Raúl Jalil of the province of Catamarca signed late last week an agreement whereby the national Army will set up a military unit in the provincial capital.
A former Argentine army chief went on trial Friday for the kidnapping and torture of a father and son during the country's military dictatorship.
The Federal Prosecution Office from Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego has called for the arrest of 26 officers allegedly involved in torture practices against conscripts during the Falklands conflict in 1982. The case has been ongoing for over a decade but it remains at snail pace.
The Argentine Navy has confirmed that Russia has ended its help in the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew-members aboard in November.
The Argentine Army issued a press release through its Department of Institutional Communication to address the computer attack suffered in the previous hours and inform that the case had been reported to the judiciary's Specialized Cybercrime Unit (UFECI) and that none of the critical computer systems had been affected.