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Posts Categorized: Americas

Argentina marks 30 years since junta’s end

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Policemen and their relatives from La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires province gather during a protest in downtown La Plata December 9, 2013. Police in several Argentine provinces are demanding better wages and working conditions, local media reported.

The Argentina junta was called the “National Reorganization Process” (Proceso de Reorganizacion Nacional). While its intended goal was bring back stability to the country after the death of the popular leader Juan Peron in 1974, the military regime will be remembered in perpetuity for the human rights violations that it carried out.

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Bachelet’s big agenda

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Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (C) of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) dances during her closing campaign rally in Santiago, November 14, 2013. Chileans go to the polls in the first round of presidential elections on November 17.

It should be noted that there is still ongoing debate whether Bachelet will retake the presidency in the first round of voting or if a second round will be necessary (this would occur on December 15) against opposition candidate Evelyn Matthei.

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