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Dirty War

Mass Graves Excavated in Argentina

Jerry Nelson | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Forensic experts in Buenos Aires are working around the clock to identify some of the thousands of victims of Argentina's military dictatorship in the 70s and 80s.

One Mother's 'Dirty War'

Jim Calio | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Jim Calio

It was not unusual in those days for the children of the "disappeared" to be taken by members of the junta and passed off as their own. It was theft of human beings, and it was grotesque.

Science in the Service of Human Rights: Argentina 37 Years After the Coup

Alex Stern | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Alex Stern

Almost everyone knows that DNA identification has been used to free the falsely convicted from prison. Less known is the powerful and admirable role that DNA identification has played in redressing one of the most horrific aspects of the Dirty War (1976-1983) in Argentina.

Cristina Fernandez's Political Conversion

AP | DEBORA REY | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Catholic doctrine considers the pope to be God's delegate on Earth. That alone might explain the remarkable about-face that...

When Argentines Fell Silent: Pope Francis Was Not Alone in Failing to Confront a Government Gone Rogue

Dennis Jett | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Dennis Jett

That was Argentina in the late 1970s. While the scale may differ substantially, is this not also a description of the United States since 9/11?

REVEALED: Pope's Testimony On Priests' Kidnapping

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion

While the world has generally welcomed the Catholic Church's selection of the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope, one large and dark question ...

A Quiet Revolution

Edgardo David Holzman | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Edgardo David Holzman

In Argentina, a country whose painful past has been pivotal to the rise of the modern human rights movement, massive trials of perpetrators of atrocities committed three decades ago are setting a historic precedent.

Argentine Dirty War Spy 'Angel Of Death' Claims Political Persecution

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine navy spy nicknamed "the Angel of Death" described himself Friday as a martyr and a victim of political pe...

The Fracas in Caracas

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Feeling a clear and present danger from Team Obama's new bases designed to contain the FARC, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening retaliation and cutting off oil exports to his top customer, the U.S.

The Dirty War Against Journalists in Mexico

Jane Podesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Podesta

Vicious drug cartels are threatening, kidnapping and killing Mexican journalists, muzzling news coverage and carving out a vast zone of silence.