Thousands mark 39th anniversary of 70s Argentina military coup

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Thousands marched in Argentina on Tuesday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1976 military coup. During the country’s so-called Dirty War, from 1976 to 1983, an estimated 30,000 people were either killed or simply ‘disappeared.’ Argentina has brought to justice many of those found guilty of human rights abuses, but the debate about the country’s recent past continues to this day. CCTV’s Joel Richards was in Buenos Aires for this report.

Thousands mark 39th anniversary of 70s Argentina military coup

Thousands mark 39th anniversary of 70s Argentina military coup

Thousands marched in Argentina on Tuesday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1976 military coup. During the country's so-called Dirty War, from 1976 to 1983, an estimated 30,000 people were either killed or simply 'disappeared.' Argentina has brought to justice many of those found guilty of human rights abuses, but the debate about the country's recent past continues to this day. CCTV's Joel Richards was in Buenos Aires for this report.

Highlights:

  • The military dictatorship in Argentina lasted seven years, between 1976 and 1983, but it left its mark on several generations. There are still families searching for the children who were stolen from their missing parents.
  • More than 500 former military officers have been sentenced for crimes against humanity in Argentina. That’s more than in neighboring countries which also suffered under similar military rule.
  • Alejandra Dixon

    Thank you for this information! Please, let me share with you the film NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS (http://www.ourdisappeared.com) a docummentary film on this matter, directed by Juan Mandelbaum, an Argentine film director who lives in Boston. The film mas made for PBS and I strongly feel that it contributes to understand what happend in those dark years. Here, the link