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Title Argentina / Jeff Hay, book editor, Frank Chalk, consulting editor.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Description 1 online resource (199 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Series Genocide & persecution
Gale virtual reference library
Genocide and persecution.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter I. History of Recent Genocide and Persecution in Argentina : 1. Argentina Since the late 1800s : Encyclopedia of Latin America (A historian describes Argentina as a nation possessing great natural resource wealth and economic potential but notes that it was under military control for much of the 20th century.) / no author given -- 2. Argentina's Secret War, 1976-83 (A writer and activist summarizes the violent attempts by Argentina's military government to stifle dissent and intimidate opponents in the late 1970s and early 1980s in what is often referred to as the "Dirty War.") / Luis Alberto Romero -- 3. The Dirty War Was Unprecedented and Extensive (Selections from an official report on the Dirty War made shortly after it was over indicate the extent and methods of persecution carried out by Argentina's military leaders.) / CONADEP (National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons) -- 4. The United States State Department Reports on Events in Argentina (A memorandum written by American diplomats in 1978 notes the use of torture and disappearance by Argentina's government against alleged subversives. It is part of a collection of recently declassified documents.) / US State Department -- 5. Argentine Media was a Target of Government Repression (A scholar examines how Argentina's newspapers, even old and highly respected ones, were considered enemies by the nation's military leaders.) / Jerry W. Knudsen -- 6. Argentina Maintained a Network of Torture and Death Camps (In order to silence and punish alleged subversives, military leaders sent many to a collection of camps and other facilities. One of the most notorious was the Navy Mechanics School. A reporter tells its story.) / Anna Mulrine -- 7. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Leave a Powerful Legacy (A reporter for a newspaper in Indonesia describes the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, protestors who emerged as the most visible symbol of resistance to Argentina's military leaders.) / Tifa Asrianti -- 8. The Mothers of the Disappeared Remain Active (Among the lasting images of Argentina's dirty war was the continued presence of the mothers and wives of many victims in a public square known as the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, the nation's capital. A reporter describes how they continue to seek justice decades later.) / Marie Trigona -- 9. The Dirty War Ended with Argentina's Decisive, if Uneasy, Shift to Democracy (A journalist summarizes the ways in which, following the persecution of the Dirty War and a loss to Great Britain in the Falkland Islands War of 1982, Argentina began to implement a democratic system.) / Sahil Nagpaly.
Chapter II. Controversies Connected to Argentina's Dirty War : 1. The Argentine Government Believed it Enjoyed American Support (Citing official documents, 2 scholars note that America's Secretary of State in 1976, Henry Kissinger, appeared to approve of the Argentine government targeting left-wing dissidents.) / Martin Edwin Anderson and John Dinges -- 2. An American Government Official Protested Strongly Against Alleged Human Rights Violations in Argentina (Patricia Derian, an Assistant US Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s continued to speak out against alleged Argentine actions even after leaving office.) / David Beard -- 3. Pope Francis Should Speak Out Against Argentina's Violent Recent Past (Jorge Bergoglio, a powerful official of the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina in the 1970s, became Pope Francis I, the global head of the Church, in March 2013. Some of the surviving victims questioned his actions during the 1970s, as 2 journalists report.) / Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein -- 4. The Pope is Not Guilty of Any Involvement in Argentina's Dirty War (A journalist reports on the Roman Catholic Church's official statement rejecting the claim that Pope Francis bears any guilt from the days of the Dirty War and comments on the larger controversy.) / Nicole Winfield -- 5. Survivors Comment on Pope Francis's Actions During the Dirty War (A reporter documents the memories of several Argentines with an interest in the actions of the Argentine cardinal named as Pope in 2013, including a priest who was victimized by the regime.) / Daniel Politi -- 6. Trials of Accused Military Leaders May Begin to Help Argentina Come to Terms with the Dirty War (A journalist suggests that Argentina's transition to a democratic government in the 1980s, and the trials of some generals, might help the nation heal its' recent wounds, even if other alleged perpetrators are left alone.) / Oakland Ross -- 7. By the Mid-1980s Many Argentines Seemed Willing to Forget their Recent Past (In the 1980s, as a specialist notes, Argentina's military government was replaced by a democratic one, with many ordinary people hoping to forget the country's recent past.) / Elizabeth Fox -- 8. Violent, State-sponsored Persecution May Have Continued Long After the Dirty War was Over (A journalist notes that a number of Argentine officials continued to die under suspicious circumstances into the 1990s.) / Diana Cariboni -- Chapter III. Personal Narratives : 1. A Childhood During Argentina's Years of Terror (A British reporter helps Laura Alcoba, who was 7 years old when Argentina's military leaders took over in 1976, tell her story of fear and oppression.) / Angelique Chrisafis -- 2. An American in Buenos Aires Tells of Imprisonment and Torture (In a recently-declassified US government document, an American activist in Argentina during the rise of the military junta tells an investigator of her arrest for distributing political pamphlets.) / no author given -- 3. An Argentine Naval Officer Tells of His Role in "Disappearing" Subversives (Some of the victims of Argentina's dirty war were simply thrown out of airplanes, a former officer reports.) / Calvin Sims -- 4. A Journalist Refuses to Forgive those He Claims Persecuted His Father (An Argentine reporter, who was 22 years old when his outspoken father was arrested in 1977, reports on his refusal to speak at a 2002 event held by the nation's military, citing his Jewish tradition and alleging not only continued injustices but also Nazi connections.) / Hector Timerman -- 5. A "Dirty War Baby" Finds Out the Truth (Having reached adulthood, a young woman is surprised to discover that not only were her biological parents "disappeared" during the dirty war, her adoptive father was involved in torture.) / Mei-Ling Hopgood.
Summary Examines the genocide and persecution of the Argentinian people.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject State-sponsored terrorism -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Disappeared persons -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Genocide -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Argentina -- History -- Dirty War, 1976-1983.
Argentina -- History -- Dirty War, 1976-1983 -- Sources.
Argentina -- History -- Dirty War, 1976-1983 -- Personal narratives.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1955-
Added Author Hay, Jeff, editor.
Chalk, Frank, editor.
Gale Group.
Other Form: Print version: Argentina. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014 9780737768954 (DLC) 2014000935
ISBN 9780737770117 (electronic book)
9780737768954 (hardback)
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