Today is the fortieth anniversary of the military coup that brought the generals and admirals to power. The coup, to overthrow Isobel Peron, was supported — perhaps even aided — by the United States. Over the next decade, thousands of Argentinians were “disappeared”, tortured, and killed. The trauma has lasted until today.
US President Obama is visiting Argentina today. One could hope that he would speak out and condemn the US’s disastrous and inhuman history in the region — but I won’t hold my breath.