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The Latest: Thousands march during Obama Argentine visit

vThe Latest: Thousands march during Obama Argentine visit

Updated 3:53 pm, Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Several thousand people are marching in Buenos Aires to commemorate the 40th anniversary of a military coup that installed a repressive regime that killed or disappeared thousands of people.

Protesters gathered several blocks from the Plaza de Mayo square in downtown and marched toward it.

Leading the protest is Estela de Carlotto, president of the of the rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

The annual march had an added focus this year with the visit of President Barack Obama. Several rights groups argue that the United States backed the dictatorship and thus the presence of an American president is insulting.

More:
http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/The-Latest-Rights-groups-to-boycott-Obama-at-7005153.php

LBN:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141389988

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Judi Lynn Mar 2016 OP
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #1

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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 05:53 PM

1. Really?

Obama says what happened in Argentina isn't unique to Argentina.

He says it takes courage for a society to address uncomfortable truths about its past, but that doing so is necessary to move forward.


You mean like when the Bush administration set up a torture regime and your administration didn't follow the rule of law to hold them accountable? Your right Mr. President, unless a society has the courage to address the uncomfortable truths about it's past it can not move forward. Not holding our own torturers accountable is why people like Donald Trump can go out on the campaign trail and say how he'd waterboard people and more. The torture years are a stain on our country and until we hold the people responsible for it accountable we will be unable to move forward.

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