March 24, 1976 was the date of the military coup in Argentina that brought to power what would prove to be the most brutal and murderous of the South American military dictatorships. It lasted until 1983, when the military junta, badly discredited by its crimes and by the loss of the war in its ill-fated 1982 attempt to retake the Malvinas/Falkland Islands from Britain by force, cede power to a constitutional and democratic government.
The Vatican on Friday strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship. Read Post
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate "subversives," died Friday while serving... Read Post