A Legacy of Terror

By Rick Mendenhall

Over Argentina’s eight-year Dirty War, the country’s Military Junta “disappeared” up to thirty thousand of its students, journalists, political dissidents and activists. This Thursday, September 18, 2014, Argentina’s current Minister of Defense will discuss the legacy of this terror at Washington College of Law. Other topics will include current human rights initiatives and transitional justice.

As NPR recently chronicled, the terror from the Dirty War endures for families that the military cleaved apart. The Junta would slaughter captive mothers and deliver their newborn babes to military families to raise. Today, surviving grandmothers seek their stolen grandchildren.  

Although the specifics of Minister Rossi’s lecture are unclear, the talk should be worth attending.