March 31, 2015
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  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Garzón: 'Pope Francis should release Vatican files on dictatorship'

    Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón said Pope Francis “could perfectly open the Vatican files to make public all communications and information sent from Argentina at the time of the last military dictatorship.”

  • 24/03/2013 | Argentina

    Carlotto calls to investigate 'civilian sector's' role in dictatorship

    While addressing the crowd on a new anniversary of the last military coup, the head of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo organization Estela de Carlotto assured that the law has to “begin to acknowledge the actions of the civilian sector” during the last military dictatorship.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    ‘A despicable being has left this world,’ Carlotto

    The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights association, Estela de Carlotto, came on stage today after the death of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was revealed.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Carlotto calls to 'investigate' Milani instead of making presumptions

    The head of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto has called to “investigate” the newly appointed chief of the Armed Forces César Milani, allegedly connected with state terrorism during Argentina’s darkest period.

  • 04/11/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi announces discovery of military dictatorship minutes

    Defence Minister Agustín Rossi today announced the finding of a vast quantity of archives belonging to the military dictatoship that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, including minutes that document 280 secret meetings held by the Armed Forces.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi praises Junta-era finding as 'historic'

    After announcing the discovery of dictatorship-era documents yesterday, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi pointed out the finding was a result “not of a judicial order but the decision of an Air Force chief.”

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    'We have new Armed Forces,' Hebe de Bonafini

    For the head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization, the finding of Junta-era documents is “too significant” as she praised government efforts to “transform the Armed Forces.” “We need them to support and defend our homeland, not to take control of it,” Hebe de Bonafini said.

  • 10/11/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: Dictatorship minutes will be 'freely accessible' to public

    Defence minister Agustín Rossi has affirmed that secret minutes dating back to the civic-military dictatorship of 1976-83 will be available for the public to read and study, while admitting that he did not know why the documents had not been discovered previously.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    No year end celebration at the ESMA

    After last year’s controversy, the Justice and Human Rights Ministry has confirmed there will be no end-of-the-year celebration at the ex Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA) that served as an illegal detention center during Argentina’s bloody dictatorship.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Accusations against Milani are 'credible,' HRW

    This time it has been the international NGO to raise its voice against the appointment of César Milani as Argentina’s Army head, saying accusations about the lieutenant-general’s alleged involvement in human rights violations during the country’s last civil-military dictatorship were “credible.”

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US SC bars Argentina human rights case against Mercedes Benz

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad. The German-based automaker faced allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo present identity of the 110th grandchild

    Human rights organisation The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo today revealed the identity of the 110th grandchild to be reunited with their families, after being taken from birth parents during the military dictatorship of 1976-83.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Human rights groups, activists gather to mark 38th coup anniversary

    Human Rights organizations and political activists gathered today in  the Plaza de Mayo Square in Buenos Aires, to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    De Bonafini calls for 'People's Army' in anniversary act

    The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo leader Hebe de Bonafini called today for a new "People's Army", in an act commemorating the 38th anniversary of the beginning military dictatorship that lasted from 1976 to 1983.

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    Rossi highlights 'Different armed forces' in presentation of dictatorship files

    Defence minister Agustin Rossi today handed over a copy of the complete minutes of meetings from the last dictatorship, discovered last year in the ministry's Condor Building, to Grandmothers' leader Estela de Carlotto, and underlined his conviction that the armed forces have changed.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    De Carlotto: If Milani is guilty, he must go

    Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo president Estela de Carlotto has defended army chief César Milani's right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty, while signalling that if the soldier is guilty of human rights abuses he should be removed from his post.

  • 18/05/2014 | Argentina

    Milani: I have no impunity as head of Army

    Army chief César Milani has denied accusations made by the head of the Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), Horacio Verbitsky, concerning alleged moves to end investigations in La Rioja, and complained that his detractors were trying to use the media to create suspicion over his character.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    'We pay all so that our sons' name is not tarnished anymore'

    Following the passing of a bill to nationalise the university run by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization by the Senate, the group’s president Hebe de Bonafini expressed her satisfaction with the decision.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    Grandmothers' president recovers grandson taken away under dictatorship

    Estela De Carlotto, the president of activist group the Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo, told reporters that her daughter was "smiling down from heaven" after learning today that the grandchild taken away during the military dictatorship of 1976-83 had become the 114th person identified by the group.

  • 04/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Méndez's dictatorship comments 'reckless'

    A lack of respect to democracy institutions, was how Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has considered statements by UIA’s head Héctor Méndez who compared ruling Victory Front (FpV) MPs’ voting to the dictatorship-era due obedience law.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Guido Carlotto's adoptive father called to give testimony by judge

    Federal judge María Servini de Cubría has cited Clemente Hurban, the adoptive father of Estela de Carlotto's recovered grandson, to give evidence as part of the investigation into the appropriation of the youngster during the 1976-83 military dictatorship.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    Ambassador Castro heads seminar on business responsibility in human rights crimes

    Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro and chairman of the Social and Legal Studies Center (CELS) Horacio Verbitsky have inaugurated in London the “Business responsibility in human rights violations during dictatorship-era governments: the Argentine case in perspective” seminar.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Franco-era official willing to testify before Argentine judge

    Spain's former minister Rodolfo Martín Villa, one of the Franco-era officials whose extradition was requested by Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría, said that he wants to testify in Buenos Aires, despite Spain’s refusal to carry out the extradition.

  • 27/12/2010 | Argentina

    Federal Court orders the release of Julio Poch

    A Federal Court today ordered the release of Dutch-Argentine airline pilot Julio Alberto Poch accused of running "death flights" to dump political prisoners at sea under the last military government.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    Patti, Bignone sentenced to life in prison for human rights violations

    Former de facto President Reynaldo Bignone and Deputy Sheriff and former Escobar Mayor Luis Abelardo Patti were sentenced to life in prison over human rights violations committed during the last military dictatorship.

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    Lawmakers lead military coup 36th anniversary commemoration

    The Upper and Lower Houses of Congress held a joint special session to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the military coup. Lawmakers paid homage to the court members who led the trial against the military junta. The ceremony was led by Vice-President Amado Boudou. Thirty thousand people were kidnapped and murdered between 1976 and 1983.

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Corporations seeked to profit from the military dictatorship,' Boudou

    After leading the Upper and Lower Houses joint special session to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the military coup, Vice-president Amado Boudou recalled that "several powerful corporations seeked to profit from the military dictatorship."

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK remembers coup victims using speeches made by Kirchner

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner remembered the victims of the last military dictatorship and recognized the work being done by human rights groups today using two messages left by former president Néstor Kirchner, on the anniversary of the beginning of the 7-year-long coup d’etat which occurred 36 years ago.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Vatican denies Pope Francis stayed silent during dictatorship

    The Vatican today strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters the accusations "must be clearly and firmly denied." He added, "They reveal anti-clerical left-wing elements that are used to attack the Church."

  • 23/02/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay's SC rules against dictatorship trials

    Uruguay's Supreme Court said that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.

  • 20/05/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguayan Congress maintains military amnesty

    Congress rejected a proposal to scrap an amnesty shielding former military officers from prosecution for dictatorship-era crimes, a bill that split the leftist ruling coalition. About 200 Uruguayans were kidnapped and killed during the 1973-1985 dictatorship.

  • 17/07/2011 | Latin America

    Former Uruguay dictator Bordaberry dead at 83

    Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, convicted of killing political opponents during his reign, died of respiratory failure on Sunday at age 83.

  • 16/03/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil judge dismisses dictatorship-era charges

    A Brazilian judge dismissed the first charges ever brought against an army officer over crimes committed during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, dealing a blow to rights groups and victims' families.

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