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Avruj: There's no doubt about US involvement in Argentina's coup

Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj.
Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj.
Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj.

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 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.

In statements to the Radio 10 station, the official today considered the decision a “fundamental step” to shed light on Argentina’s darkest years and the involvenment of the United States in promoting and backing the then military junta that persecuted, tortured, disappeared and killed 30,000 people here.

“The participation of the United States in Latin American’s coups is well known,” Avruj affirmed though he considered the administration of former US leader Jimmy Carter introduced a “change of direction.”

“There was a very important change of direction with Jimmy Carter,” he said. “We are happy with this new relation with the United States. Declassifying the files will shed light on our history,” Avruj pointed out and moved on to criticize the human rights policy carried out by the Kirchnerite government saying “it was centered only in the past” instead of encouraging a “present and future” perspective.

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