Argentina: Courts and a Courtship

Fallout from the Falklands: arrests and a rapprochement

Smiling confidently, former President Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri strode into the town-house headquarters of Argentina's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in downtown Buenos Aires one morning last week and described his mood as "very good." By the time he left, night had fallen, and so had Galtieri's cheer. After nine hours of questioning by Argentina's highest military court, the army general who launched his country's disastrous 1982 war with Britain over the Falkland Islands was under formal arrest. Galtieri was soon joined by the other...

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