Argentina: A Step Toward Sanity

Facing the skeletons of the "dirty war"

A regenerated force shook the foundations of Argentina last week: civil justice. No one felt its tremors more acutely than the country's former President, Reynaldo Bignone, 55, as he emerged from a four-hour judicial interrogation in the imposing, gray-stone federal court building in central Buenos Aires. The civilian-clad retired army general slid expressionless into the back seat of an unmarked gray military limousine. A three-car escort revved its engines, and the caravan sped past waiting photographers in the direction of the sprawling Campo de Mayo...

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