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The dictatorship 1976-83

  • @Bombonera , if you have an opportunity to tour ESMA, be sure to do so. We went on Museum Night, in early December 2019, and were able to talk with people whose family members had been imprisoned and tortured there; some never returned home, as they were drugged, loaded onto planes, flown out over the Rio de la Plata, and dumped out.

  • The film Argentina 1985 tells a half of the truth. It deliberately put in oblivion the guerrilla warfare which was operating between 1970 and 1976.

    Many people, especially the expats, do not know that the Third World War began in the Cuba Revolution and tried to capture the whole of Latin America. And they try to convince us that on March 24, 1976, a group of Military decided to kill, suppress, torture and other cruelties because they liked.

    The Military intervention was the logical response to the subversive leftist groups, who from 1970 to 1975,, under constititional government,continued to attack anyone. Those subversive were led by the Cubans, and supported by the Russia, which wished to challenge the United States in their backyard, Latin America.

    I regret very much the method, illlegal of course, copied from the French in the Argelia figth for independence.

    But the worst, I regret the intervention on Falkland-Malvinas, a capricious move without any possibility of triumph.

    The majority of my countrymen were celebrating the coup d. etat of March1976. At least, we had not became Cuba

    I know that this is very controversial, but I was 27 years old when this happened. Therefore if anyone of this forum has swallowed the other side of the truth, I try to open your mind and seeing the whole story.

  • Thanks Carlos. Not only controversial, but unresolved struggle for true freedom and democratic reform. The issues and histories are complex, multi dimensional amalgam of human desires. "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest." (Winston Churchill, radio broadcast, 1 Oct. 1939)

  • Rice I went in November. It’s only a few stops down on the train and I’m going to go again. Not least because somehow I missed the basement. Though the less said about that part of the place the better perhaps. But still, that’s a missing part of my experience I need to put right.

    Also there’s a Malvinas museum around the back which I want to visit too.

    We visited the Falklands/Malvinas museum a couple of years ago and it was a moving experience, spoiled in large part by the Peronist propaganda.

    The ESMA museum is nearby and I definitely need to go there, but Adri my wife, who is Argentine, doesn't like to be reminded of it since many of her friends disappeared.