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  1. Argentina Main Page
  2. The Dirty War Begins
  3. Recession and Economic Instability
  4. Dirty War Criminals Put on Trial
  5. Economy on the Rebound
  6. President and Vice President At Odds on Big Issues
  7. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Easily Wins Second Term
  8. Supreme Court Makes Historic Ruling on Abortion
  9. Government Seizes Control of Nation's Largest Oil Company
  10. Groundbreaking Transgender Law Passed
  11. Jorge Rafael Videla Dies in Prison
Jorge Rafael Videla Dies in Prison

On May 17, 2013, military leader Jorge Rafael Videla passed away while in the Marcos Paz prison in Buenos Aires. He was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity for his role in political killings and disappearances during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s. At least 15,000 people were killed or disappeared in that war, although human rights advocates say that figure is low and the actual number is closer to 30,000.

Argentina's Secretariat for Human Rights announced Videla's death. He was 87.

See also Encyclopedia: Argentina .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Argentina
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (In Spanish Only) www.indec.mecon.ar/ .

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