Obama visit to Argentina stirs up ‘Dirty War’ past

March 23, 2016 4:34 AM

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — When Barack Obama’s state visit to Buenos Aires was announced early this year, Argentina’s new president cast it as a sign that the South American nation was on a U.S.-backed path to investment and modernization that would help it conquer its economic problems.

But in the weeks leading up to the U.S. leader’s arrival early Wednesday, Argentina’s attention hasn’t been on the future, but rather on painful chapters in its past — and unanswered questions about the United States’ relationship with one of the most repressive military dictatorships in Latin Ameri...

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