Thursday, October 27, 2011

Argentina court sentences military officers for roles in notorious torture center

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In Argentina, a federal court sentenced 12 former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity carried out at the ESMA Navy Mechanics School, which became one of Latin America’s most notorious torture-centers. More than 30,000 people were secretly imprisoned and executed during Argentina’s bloody dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. FSRN’s Marie Trigona reports from Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Argentina re-elects Cristina Kirchner for second term

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Argentina re-elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the South American nation’s presidential elections on Sunday. The president has ridden a wave of support driven by a strong economy and public sympathy after the death of her husband, and former president, last year. But at times her style of leadership has come under criticism. FSRN’s Marie Trigona reports from Buenos Aires.

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