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Daemon
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Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice

This is a public holiday in Argentina that commemorates all those who lost their lives or otherwise suffered under the National Reorganization Process, a military dictatorship that seized power in Argentina on March 24, 1976. The junta held power for eight years, and in that time, at least 30,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and executed for their political views. Around the country, art exhibitions, poetry readings, prayer services, and other cultural events are dedicated to remembering the events of March 24 and its aftermath. More...
curmudgeonine
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:24:31 AM

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Truth and justice should be recognized every day
reinsalkas
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 12:30:41 PM
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curmudgeonine wrote:
Truth and justice should be recognized every day


Indeed, this is just political holiday, many people don't even know what is remembered, and most just care for the long weekend.
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:08:47 PM

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Wow. Tragic event and solemn reminder.
Marguerite
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:41:26 PM

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I suggest we petition for a Day of Memory and Justice here in the good ole USA. Can you imagine the outcry against such a holiday on Capital HIll. Those politicans who sleep on silk covered feathered beds would not be able to sleep, even despite their alcohol filled nights.
Omar Mariani
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NEVER AGAIN!!!
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:33:29 AM

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I think it shows courage to have an official remembrance day like this one. The current government know they're accountable, the populace know the cover-up is over. Boo hoo!
striker
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i have been to argentina and it is wonerderful
Gary98
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Omar Mariani wrote:
NEVER AGAIN!!!


We wish. Last night CBS reported that you can get yourself in trouble if you take with you too much cash, and cop can confiscate it even you did nothing wrong, and they think you are suspicious. And good luck to get the cash back.
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History of Truth and Justice Day in Argentina




Juan Domingo Peron was a popular Argentine leader, acting as President of Argentina on three occasions. However, he had to flee into exile due to pressure and persecution by Argentina’s military, one that had always found a way to interfere with politics. Peron was democratically elected President for the third time in 1973, but died shortly in July 1974. His vice-president was his wife, Isabel Martinez de Peron, but she was weak and an ineffective ruler.

Violence escalated in Argentina, and on March 24, 1974, Isabel was overthrown and replaced by a military junta, naming Lieutenant General Jorge Rafael Videla leader. The junta began what was called the National Reorganization Process to put the chaotic socio-political situation in Argentina in order and under control.

The process was violent and repressive. Forced disappearances and illegal arrests were common. Armed soldiers would rob houses and beat the owners. Spies infiltrated into universities to suppress anti-government ideas. Official investigations found that up to 9,000 people had disappeared under what was called the Dirty War. However, the number is theorized to be as large as 30,000 as documents were destroyed by the military and cases were not reported.

Only in 1983, after elections were held under public pressure, was democracy restored and a new President, Raúl Alfonsin, elected. Even today, families in Argentina still live without knowing what happened to their relatives that disappeared during the National Reorganization Process, and some former military members are still to face justice for their crimes.


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