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  • Vatican Defends Pope’s Conduct in 1970s Crackdown

    03/15/2013 1:07:11 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/15/13 | DANIEL J. WAKIN, ALAN COWELL and GAIA PIANIGIANI
    VATICAN CITY — For the first time since the election of Pope Francis two days ago, the Vatican on Friday formally defended him from accusations that, decades ago, in the so-called Dirty War in his home country of Argentina, he knew about serious human rights abuses but failed to do enough to halt them. ... “The accusations belong to the use of a historical-social analysis of facts for many years by the anticlerical left to attack the church and must be rejected decisively.”
  • Argentine priest kidnapped in Dirty War reconciled w/ Pope Francis (Don't blame Pope for Pinochet)

    03/15/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 15, 2013 | Brian Roewe
    An Argentine priest kidnapped and tortured during the South American country’s “dirty war” said Friday that he has since reconciled with Pope Francis. Jesuit Fr. Francisco Jalics was kidnapped in 1976 along with a fellow priest by the military junta who ran the government as a dictatorship from 1976-1983, Argentina’s “dirty war.” The Associated Press reported Friday that the priest, through a statement on the German Jesuits’ website, said he and Francis met “years later,” believed to be in 2000, to discuss the events. “Following that, we celebrated Mass publicly together and hugged solemnly. I am reconciled to the events...
  • Mexico readies for "Dirty War" report

    04/12/2006 11:31:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 791+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 12, 2006 | Lorraine Orlandi
    MEXICO CITY - Mariana Ramirez cannot forget the anguish of one mother whose husband and son vanished 30 years ago in Mexico's "dirty war" against dissidents. A rural sociologist documenting past government atrocities, Ramirez found the aging woman in the Sierra Madre mountains off the Pacific coast, going blind and clinging to hope of learning her loved ones' fates. "She begins to cry and tells me, 'Mariana, you left your family, your parents, to come here to work, but they know where to find you,'" Ramirez recalled. "'I don't know where my husband and son are, I don't know where...
  • Report Documents 18 Years of "Dirty War" in Mexico

    03/01/2006 7:56:44 AM PST · by I_Publius · 4 replies · 455+ views
    The National Security Archive ^ | 2/26/2006 | Kate Doyle
    home | about | documents | news | publications | FOIA | research | internships | search | donate | mailing list Report Documents 18 Years of "Dirty War" in MexicoSpecial Prosecutor: State Responsible for Hundreds of Killings, DisappearancesFor more information contact Kate Doyle - 646/670-8841kadoyle@gwu.eduResearch Assistance: Emilene Martínez MoralesPosted - February 26, 2006Disponible en Español / Press Release also available in Spanish The Report Chapter 1 - Informe GeneralChapter 3 - El movimiento estudiantil de 1968Chapter 4 - El diez de junio de 1971 y la disidencia estudiantilChapter 5 - Inicios de la guerrilla moderna en MéxicoChapter 6...
  • Cleaned-up ‘Dirty War' on PBS

    02/24/2005 6:22:27 AM PST · by traumer · 26 replies · 888+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Feb. 23, 2005
    “Dirty War” The first of three movies HBO will share with PBS in coming months, this docudrama imagines what kind of panic would break out were terrorists to set off a radioactive “dirty bomb” in downtown London. As I wrote last month when the film aired on pay cable, “Although the hypothetical attack is deadly, the most riveting scenes in ‘Dirty War' record the bomb's aftermath, as London's emergency forces buckle under the ensuing mass panic.” The public TV version will be missing a few frames, which is great timing given the decision by PBS to sanitize a “Frontline” war...
  • Dirty War [to show on PBS this coming week]

    02/19/2005 10:26:05 AM PST · by TomGuy · 27 replies · 1,364+ views
    PBS ^ | February 19, 2005
    Dirty War In an unprecedented arrangement, three provocative films from Home Box Office will be distributed through PBS for broadcast television following their HBO premiere, announced jointly today by Chris Albrecht, chairman and CEO, Home Box Office, and Pat Mitchell, president and CEO, PBS. In addition, HBO and PBS member station WETA Washington, D.C., will co-produce, along with the Council on Foreign Relations, related panel discussions to follow each film on PBS, featuring leading experts and moderated by noted journalist Jeff Greenfield, to follow each film on PBS. "These movies address three of the most important issues of the 21st...
  • Dirty War (on HBO NOW)

    01/24/2005 6:39:16 PM PST · by GottaLuvAkitas1 · 56 replies · 1,288+ views
    In could not find this in a search. If you have not heard of this HBO Special, it is about a dirty bomb, and what could happen. On a personal note, I find this show very scary, and eye opening to say the least.
  • Four Star Fright: NY Post Gives “Dirty War” Rave Review (BBC biological terror flick on HBO tonight)

    01/24/2005 11:23:00 AM PST · by dead · 12 replies · 694+ views
    NY Post | January 24, 2005 | Linda Stasi
    THE folks at the BBC very often verge on genius, and sometimes even get there…< snip > This movie tackles the real-life possibility that the government (any government) is really totally unprepared for a surprise attack of the chemical and/or biological variety. "Dirty War" tells the story of one such attack from the points of view of the terrorists, the emergency services workers, the pols and the firefighters. If there's a problem with the movie, it's that it's too realistic — and that's a lot scarier than button-busting babes and know-it-all heroes who save the day…< snip > The cops...
  • Venezuela: Bustillos still missing...

    01/01/2005 8:23:51 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 110+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Jan. 1, 2004 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 31.12.04 | This man was last seen on October 31 2004. His family has no knowledge of his whereabouts and the hypothesis of him having been kidnapped, tortured and beaten to death by Venezuela's Military Intelligence is yet to be proved wrong. Minister Jessy Chacon, Minister Andres Izarra, Minister Jorge Garcia Carneiro, President Hugo Chavez, Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel: what investigations are you conducting to find out what happened to this man?
  • Chavez and Fear

    12/18/2004 8:31:31 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 537+ views
    Firmas Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2004 | Carlos Alberto Montaner
    Hugo Chavez has begun to kill and repress selectively Until now, the murders -- and they add up to about 100 -- have been random. Someone would fire at a crowd from a bridge and 20 unarmed Caracans would fall dead. There was nothing personal. The objective was to kill anybody. Or, some gunmen would fire against some peaceful demonstrators on a public square, killing Mrs. Maritza Ron, who had traveled to Venezuela to vote against Chavez. They killed her because she was there, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nothing personal. It could have been a child,...
  • Argentina's Navy Admits Aberrant 'Dirty War' Acts

    03/03/2004 9:18:33 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 3, 2004
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Two decades after the fact, Argentina's Navy admitted for the first time on Wednesday the notorious Navy School of Mechanics was a torture center during the bloody 1976-83 military dictatorship. In a rare admission of guilt by Argentina's armed forces for atrocities during the junta's "Dirty War," Navy Chief Admiral Jorge Godoy said President Nestor Kirchner had ordered the infamous building dubbed "Argentina's Auschwitz" be handed over to be turned into a museum. As many as 5,000 people were interrogated at the ESMA, as the building is known by its Spanish acronym, most tortured and...
  • 'Dirty war' allegations cut both ways

    04/05/2003 9:21:07 AM PST · by DED · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Al-Jazeera (all terrorist, all the time) ^ | 4-5-03 | Lawrence Smallman
    “Some of the biggest losses we have taken are due to Iraqis committing serious violations of the law of armed conflict and the Geneva Conventions, by dressing as civilians and luring us into surrender situations and opening fire on our troops,” General Richard Myers, Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters days into the invasion of Iraq. Since then similar claims have been repeated by US-led forces, particularly in the aftermath of two successful Iraqi human bomb attacks against military checkpoints. The latest came from Pentagon spokesman, General Stanley McChrystal on 5 April in a briefing to reporters....