Argentines find remains of Cuban diplomat slain by junta
Published August 02, 2012
Argentina's EAAF forensic anthropology team said that it identified the remains of a Cuban diplomat abducted 36 years ago by agents of the South American nation's 1976-1983 military regimes.
What turned out to be the remains of Crescencio Nicomedes Galañena Hernandez were discovered in June by some boys who spotted bones sticking out of cement-filled barrels while playing on a field in the Buenos Aires suburb of San Fernando.
The remains were then tested against a DNA database of people who were "disappeared" by the junta, the EAAF said.
The junta mounted a propaganda operation to suggest the two diplomats had defected, abandoning their posts at the Cuban Embassy "to enjoy the freedom of the western world," in the words of a note falsely attributed to Galañena and Cejas.
This article from a Malaysian newspaper indicates the man was kidnapped, taken to a detention center, and murdered:
Remains Of Cuban Diplomat Missing In Argentina Identified
Bernama - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 3 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Experts have identified the remains of Crescencio Galanena Hernandez, one of the Cuban diplomats kidnapped and disappeared here in 1976 during the military dictatorship, Pagina/ 12 newspaper reported Thursday.