Monday 21 October 2019

Former Argentine dictator Videla dies at age 87

Hugh Bronstein

Jorge Rafael Videla, who was a part of one of the bloodiest chapters Argentina's history has died.

Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest days of its Dirty War dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87.

Local media reported he died of natural causes while serving a sentence for human right crimes.

Reuters

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