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.
Former Argentine army chief Cesar Milani was arrested Friday for his alleged role in the kidnapping and torture of two men and a woman during the country's military dictatorship.
President Mauricio Macri has approved the purchase of airplanes for the Air Force, patrol vessels for the Navy and armored vehicles and combat rifles for the Army, it was announced Monday to give the Armed Forces back some of their lost firepower, Defense Minister Julio Martínez revealed. The total purchases will surpass 40 billion pesos (2,500 million US dollars), the minister added.
General Ricardo Cundom was sworn in on Monday as the new chief of the Argentine Army, and in his first words said that replacing outgoing César Milani in the role was the biggest challenge he had ever faced.
Argentina's new Army chief, Division General Ricardo Luis Cundom, 59, is a Malvinas war veteran and although originally from the Infantry he commanded the Army's air wing and has received commando and parachutist training, according to the reports in Buenos Aires.
The head of Argentina's army, Major General Cesar Milani long accused of human rights violations, has resigned and will be replaced by General Ricardo Luis Cundom, a Malvinas conflict veteran.
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.
Argentine investigative reporter Jorge Lanata, loathed by the current government of president Cristina Fernandez for his disclosure of the close business links of certain unscrupulous entrepreneurs (or most probably straw-men) who have become millionaires during the Kirchner years, has now exposed the 'calamitous' state of the Argentine armed forces equipment.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has defended the designation of César Milani as head of the Armed Forces, and complained that those who previously voted for the Due Obedience and Final Stop laws put in doubt her administration's human rights record.