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Argentina marks 30 years since the Night of the Pencils


You can listen to this story on Free Speech Radio News this evening, or visit www.fsrn.org Argentina marks 30 years Saturday since the military operation known as the Night of the Pencils, when the military kidnapped and disappeared 20 high school students from the city of La Plata as part of a plan to get rid of political dissidents during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. Witnesses say the students were then taken to a detention and torture facility that has been a site of contention for many years. Human rights groups say that the Buenos Aires Governor wants to prevent human rights organizations from holding a vigil on Saturday for the disappeared at the former clandestine detention center. Marie Trigona reports from Buenos Aires ————

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