dirty war


Marchers Condemn Obama's Visit on the 40th Anniversary of Argentina's Dictatorship

Argentina remembered the victims of the country’s 1976 to 1982 dictatorship on the 40th anniversary of the coup that started it all with a massive march through the capital that was peppered with banners saying "Obama Go Home."
Taylor Dolven

Obama Admits the US Took Too Long to Condemn Human Rights Violations in Argentina

Obama stopped short of apologizing for Washington's early support for the military junta that took power in a coup exactly 40 years ago today.
Reuters News Agency

Activists Fear the History of Argentina's Dirty War Is About to Be Rewritten

Argentina’s new right wing president, Mauricio Macri, dragged his feet over meeting iconic human rights activists and has appeared to question the accepted figure of 30,000 people killed or disappeared during the 1976-83 military dictatorship.
Remi Lehmann

Mexican Government Offers Big Reward for Help Finding Activist Missing for 41 Years

Rosendo Radilla went missing after being arrested by soldiers in Mexico's dirty war, but his case still haunts Mexican government under pressure to act over 25,000 disappeared.
Andalusia Knoll

Mexico Quietly Placed Archives Related to Its 'Dirty War' Under Lock and Key

The Mexican government recently restricted public access to records related to the Dirty War, an unofficial military operation that claimed the lives of thousands of dissidents starting in the 1960s.
Gabriela Gorbea and Andrea Noel

Serious Faults Found in Mexico’s Handling of Missing Students Case, Independent Team Says

Dentures were found at the dump where the students were supposedly incinerated, among other anomalies detailed by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The attorney general struck back at the group, calling its assertions "speculation."
Andalusia Knoll

Grandmother Reunites With Grandson Stolen During Argentina's Dictatorship

A 36-year-old music teacher in Argentina is confirmed as a baby taken from a captured dissident during Argentina's brutal Dirty War.
Gaston Cavanagh