Saturday, June 8

Jorge Rafael Videla (1925-2013) - Former Argentine Dictator, Dies in Jail at 87

PERFIL: Jorge Rafael Videla (1925-2013), el genocida que jamás se arrepintióVidela was serving life imprisonment for human rights violations, including kidnap, torture and murder, during what the dictatorship called “the Dirty War” against opponents. As an army general, Videla led the March 1976 coup that toppled the government of Maria Estela Martinez de Peron. Under the regime, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared, presumed dead, and thousands of others were tortured, according to human rights groups. Some were thrown out of airplanes over the Rio de la Plata estuary. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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