Obama to Mourn Argentina Coup Victims as US Ponders Its Role

March 24, 2016 7:34 AM

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Confronting a dark chapter in Latin America's history, President Barack Obama will pay tribute to victims of Argentina's "Dirty War," as he works to bring closure to questions about the U.S. role in one of the region's most repressive dictatorships.

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that opened a period of military rule still haunting Argentina, where millions are spent each year prosecuting perpetrators and searching for remains of the thousands who died or disappeared. Closing out his South America trip, Obama planned to u...

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