Argentina: Taboo Topics

The junta tries to make a deal

The plea from Argentina's military rulers was a strange one, and bore signs of more than a little desperation. In a discreet radio and television announcement, the junta that has ruled the country since 1976 urged Argentine civilians to show "greatness of spirit," "patriotism" and "definitive national unity." Then the military government itemized a list of 15 topics on which it would like to see concertación (understanding) with local politicians, union leaders and perhaps even the Roman Catholic Church before the government fulfills a promise...

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