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24 March 1976
Source: BG A61/18

General Videla Seizes Power in Argentina

On March 24, 1976, a military junta under General Jorge Rafael Videla took power in Argentina. He disbanded parliament and suppressed all political parties and trade unions. A year later, a group of 14 mothers who had met in the waiting rooms of police stations while trying to discover the whereabouts of their children, organized the first of a series of demonstrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires. Ever since, each Thursday afternoon the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo demand that the fate of the victims be made known.

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