Who ruled Argentina in 1976?
|Jorge Rafael Videla|
|Jorge Rafael Videla in 1976|
|President of Argentina Appointed by the military junta|
|In office 29 March 1976 – 29 March 1981|
|Preceded by||Isabel Martínez de Perón|
What happened to the desaparecidos?
Many people, both opponents of the government as well as innocent people, were “disappeared” in the middle of the night. They were taken to secret government detention centres where they were tortured and eventually killed. These people are known as “los desaparecidos” or “the disappeared.”
What happened to the children of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo?
With the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group set up in 1977, the Mothers have identified 256 missing children who were adopted soon after being born to mothers in prison or camps who later “disappeared”. Seven of the identified children have died.
What is the population of Afro Argentines?
Afro-Argentines are Argentine people of Sub-Saharan African descent. According to the Argentine national census of 2010, the total population of Argentines was 40,117,096, of whom 149,493 (0.37%) identified as Afro-Argentine.
Did Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ kill 30K people?
It’s a question shared by the families of up to 30,000 people “disappeared” by the state during Argentina’s “Dirty War,” a period during which the country’s military dictatorship turned against its own people. In 1976, the Argentine military overthrew the government of Isabel Perón, the widow of populist president Juan Perón.
What is the National Day of Afro-Argentines and African culture?
Since 2013, November 8th has been celebrated as the National Day of Afro-Argentines and African Culture. The date was chosen to commemorate the recorded date for the death of María Remedios del Valle, a rabona and guerrilla fighter, who served with the Army of the North in the Argentine War of Independence.
Who are some famous people of African descent in Argentina?
It also mentions such well-known Argentines of African descent as musician Jose Maria Morales, composer Casildo Thompson and poet Gabion Ezeiza. The nation’s first president, Bernardino Rivadavia, was called the “Chocolate Dictator” by his political opponents.