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In this paper I address various components to the human rights abuses in Argentina in the 1970s. The domestic political situation is analyzed with particular attention paid to the political culture and the history of the regime. Media outlets and interviews by victims are used to facilitate first-hand accounts of the regime. The international arena and the efforts of human rights groups are mentioned as a means to demonstrate the international implications of the regime. I wrote this paper to further my knowledge on human rights abuses and further the knowledge of all who read my attempt. This essay marks my first literary attempt to delve into the content rich documents of the era.


Abuse; Argentina; Human rights; Human rights movements; Offenses against the person; Torture


Human Rights Law | International Relations | Latin American Studies

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