Obama to pay homage to victims of Argentina’s military dictatorship

March 24, 2016 11:05 AM

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BUENOS AIRES — President Obama will pay homage Thursday morning to the victims of a military regime that came to power 40 years ago — initially with the support of the United States.

The coup on March 24, 1976, launched a dark period in Argentina known as the “Dirty War,” during which a military junta targeted leftists it viewed as an ideological threat. Argentina’s government estimates that about 13,000 people were killed or “disappeared” — abducted and never heard from again —...

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