ARGENTINA: In Search of the Disappeared

A commission probes the government's record on human rights

When word that Argentina had won the world junior soccer championship in Tokyo reached Buenos Aires, the country burst into frenzied celebration. Two days later, thousands of screaming fans gathered in the capital's Plaza de Mayo as President Jorge Rafael Videla welcomed home the squad, still beaming from its 3-1 triumph over the Soviet Union. Meanwhile a much smaller crowd lined up, almost unnoticed, outside the headquarters of the Organization of American States (O.A.S.). More than 1,500 people waited to present petitions to...

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