Argentina: Going Home

A guerrilla leader is seized

It was hardly a dramatic ending to one of Latin America's most notorious terrorist careers. When Brazilian federal police descended last week on a modest apartment in Rio de Janeiro's fashionable Ipanema district, their quarry no doubt expected the visit: he had returned home the night before to find Brazilian reporters squatting on his doorstep, clamoring for interviews. After the authorities finally arrived, Mário Eduardo Firmenich, leader of the quondam Argentine urban guerrilla organization known as the Montoneros, surrendered without a struggle.

Locked away in downtown Rio's Praça...

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