Al Jazeera English certainly came up with a good sentence to conclude their report of the death of military leader Jorge Rafael Videla, who ruled Argentina during some of its darkest repressive days: Videla died while standing trial in a case focused on kidnappings and killings related to Operation Condor. Nevertheless, Operation Condor deserves more than a passing citation in a concluding sentence, since it represents so many heinous acts which probably laid the groundwork for the blowback of the first two decades of this century. It thus seems advisable to reproduce the opening summary of the Wikipedia entry for this atrocity: Operation Condor (Spanish: Operación Cóndor, also known as Plan Cóndor, Portuguese: Operação Condor) was a campaign of political repression and terror involving assassination and intelligence operations officially implemented in 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America
Secretary General of the Organization of American States Expresses Solidarity with Argentina Over Flooding
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has expressed his solidarity and that of the organization he leads to Argentina over the severe floods that are affecting Buenos Aires and its province, and that have led to a high number of fatalities. The leader of the OAS sent his [...]
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Daughter of Former South African President Nelson Mandela, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, Appointed As New South African Ambassador to Argentina
Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been appointed as her country’s new ambassador to Argentina.
The European Union (EU) has launched a challenge to Argentina’s import restrictions at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. Under WTO dispute settlement procedures, the EU is first requesting consultations with Argentina in a bid to have these measures – which negatively affect the EU’s trade and investment – lifted.
Secretary General of the Organization of American States Calls for Peaceful Resolution to the Demand By Argentina for Sovereignty Over the Falkland Islands
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has reiterated his well-established and unconditional support for a peaceful resolution to the demand by Argentina for sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, expressed unanimously by the General Assembly of the OAS.
The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will celebrate its 25th anniversary during its 50th regular session, to be held in Buenos Aires from November 2nd to the 4th.
European Investment Bank to Finance the Modernization And Expansion of the VW Argentina’s Córdoba Plant
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 76.4 million to VW Argentina, S.A. to finance the modernization and expansion of the company’s Córdoba plant. The finance contract was signed by EIB Vice-President Magdalena Álvarez and Volkswagen Argentina’s CEO, Victor Klima.