Washington, D.C.—On March 17, the administration of President Barack Obama announced plans to declassify military and intelligence documents related to Argentina's "Dirty War" period. The announcement comes just as the president prepares to visit Argentina, and forty years after the coup that brought the 1976-1983 military junta into power.
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) supports President Obama’s decision to declassify these materials, and believes it is an important contribution to the documentation of the historic truth of this period. These documents could contribute to judicial proceedings against human rights violators in Argentina, and clarify the history of the U.S. relationship with the Argentine junta.
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