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.
Estela de Carlotto, the president of Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization, considered Daniel Scioli a “faithful and different man” whose triumph in the October presidential elections could pave the way for a “constructive transition” toward the “return of Cristina” Fernández to power in four years time.
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.
On Thursday 7 it will be a month since Argentine President Cristina Fernández was forced to undergo surgery to have a blood clot removed with latest medical reports indicating time for the head of state to return to office might be coming soon. Human rights leader Estela de Carlotto, acting as an improvised spokesperson said that time could be on “November 9 or 10.”
Jorge Rafael Videla, a former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a “dirty war” dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87.
The president of Argentina’s Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers Estela de Carlotto will be honoured as “illustrious citizen” of Mercosur during the group’s coming summit to be celebrated in Asuncion, Paraguay at the end of June, reported the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry.