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  • 02/03/2013 | Argentina

    Videla, Bignone to face 'Cóndor Plan' Trial

    Former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone will be put on trial next Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the so called “Cóndor Plan” carried out by South American military dictatorships during the 70´s and 80’s.

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    Carlotto: 'Bergoglio has time to think over and make a 'mea culpa''

    The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto today gave a “vote of confidence” to former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in his “new mission” as Pope but warned that he should make a “mea culpa” if he committed “a crime or a mistake” during Argentina’s military dictatorship.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Priest kidnapped by Argentina military 'in peace' with Francis

    Hungarian Jesuit priest Franz Jalics was kidnapped by Argentina´s 1976-1983 dictatorship when Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the head of the Jesuit order in Buenos Aires. Jalics lives in Germany since 1978 and says he is “in peace” with the newly elected pontiff.

  • 16/03/2013 | Argentina

    Martínez de Hoz dies at 87

    José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz died today at 87. Ex Economy minister during Argentina’s last military dictatorship, was serving house arrest following his indictment over the kidnapp of textile businessman Federico Gutheim and his son Miguel in 1976.

  • 16/03/2013 | Argentina

    Strassera: Attacking Bergoglio is 'vile'

    Ex public prosecutor Julio Strassera, who played a key role in the historic trial against the military, considered a “vile trick” the allegations involving now Pope Francis with Argentina’s civil-military dictatorship.

  • 20/03/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis to meet Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

    Pope Francis will meet tomorrow Argentine Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel. News announced by Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi come after Pérez Esquivel denied accusations that linked Bergoglio with Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship.

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Baltasar Garzón: Pope Francis 'could perfectly open' Vatican 'dicatorship' files

    Ex Spanish judge and adviser of La Haya International Court of Justice Baltasar Garzón stated that Pope Francis “could perfectly open the Vatican’s files” in order to reveal the communications and "all the information" sent to Argentina during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    CONADEP's original documents handed in to the state

    During a political rally at the ex Masión Seré detention center, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the original documents of the CONADEP –the commission that investigated the brutal crimes committed by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship-, have been officially handed in to the state.

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    Disappearing democracy is a journalistic dilemma

    By Robert Cox
    Regular readers of this column know all too well that since I returned to Buenos Aires as a part-time resident three years ago I have repeatedly expressed my fear that democracy was in danger.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Dictator Videla's cause of death: Heart attack

    Jorge Rafael Videla died of a heart attack Friday, five days after a fall in the shower led to internal bleeding.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Court releases Videla's body from morgue

    Federal Judge Juan Pablo Salas has authorized the release of ex dictador Jorge Rafael Videla’s body that was lying in the state judicial morgue. It will be delivered to his family.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Chile authorizes extradition of ex Argentine judge involved in human rights abuses

    Chile’s Supreme Court has authorized the extradition of ex Argentine judge Otilio Ireneo Roque Romano, who escaped to the Andean country to avoid trial on his involvement in 103 cases of crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s bloody civil-military dictatorship.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Fugitive ex judge Romano to face jailing once in Argentinian soil

    Once ex Argentinean judge Otilio Romano -allegedly involved in human rights violations- arrives in the country, his defence will have to cope with a preventive detention request issued by the Public Prosecutor Office of the province of Mendoza.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    Ex dictatorship judge Romano extradited from Chile

    Ex Dirty War judge Otilio Romano arrived at midnight in Mendoza province to be trialed for his alleged responsibility in human rights violations during Argentina's military dictatorship.

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis meets dictatorship-kidnapped priest Jalics

    Pope Francis met with priest Franz Jalics in the Vatican today. The 86-year old Jesuit was kidnapped by Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.The encounter comes after some sectors here connected the pontiff with the de facto government and, specially, with Jalics’ case.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    'If there is a condemnation of Milani, gov't will take corresponding actions'

    Amid criticism of the recently designated Army chief by certain human rights organizations, Jorge Capitanich ratified the government’s position to have a parliamentary committee addressing César Milani’s promotion to lieutenant-general.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites condemn Barrionuevo's comments on late Néstor Kirchner

    The head of ministers Jorge Capitanich and Victory Front MPs Aníbal Fernández and Carlos Kunkel fiercely condemned statements by union leader Luis Barrionuevo who said late Néstor Kirchner “screwed himself over by dying at 60.”

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    France okays extraditon of dictatorship-era police officer

    A French court has upheld a request filed by Argentina to extradite ex police officer Mario Sandoval accused of crimes against humanity committed during the South American country’s last military-civil dictatorship. Sandoval has been charged with 601 cases of human rights violations but will only be prosecuted over the forced disappearance of Hernán Abriata.


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