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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:03 PM

'No Prisoners, Only Bodies': US Declassified Documents Expose Argentine Dictatorship Crimes

Demonstrators hold images of people who disappeared, during the march towards Plaza de Mayo square to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the 1976 military coup, in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 24, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 14 April 2019 (6 hours 9 minutes ago)

The U.S. declassified historical documents expose the role the country played in aiding Latin American dictatorships and will help continuing prosecutions against dictatorship crimes in Argentina.

The United States presented on April 12 to Argentina its fourth and final installment of the Declassification Process on human rights abuses made during the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, in documents that reveal some of the most horrific acts and crimes carried out by the Argentine rulers at the time which had received the full support of the United States government and its agencies.

The documents revealed that the United States provided support to military juntas that came to power in Latin America in the '80s, training them on harsh counterinsurgency techniques at the United States Army School of the Americas.

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"The amount of information the intelligence agencies had sent shivers through one’s spine," he said. "Imagine what it meant to know about atrocities in real time."

The records confirm that dozens of people who disappeared at the time were assassinated at the hands of the state. More than 1.500 former officials in the country have been put on trial for crimes including torture, thousands of forced disappearances and executions and the abduction of hundreds of babies. The records contain specific information that may help Argentina’s legal system close at least 400 pending investigations.


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