Argentine Torture Site to Become Museum





It took two decades for the government to begin recognizing the sites where thousands of citizens were tortured and killed by the military junta during Argentina's so-called Dirty War, and next year the most infamous one will finally be vacated by the military so it can become a museum.

President Nestor Kirchner announced plans in 2004 to create a "Museum of Memory" on the site of the Navy Mechanics' School, resolving a long controversy over what to do with the white-colonnaded buildings on well-tended lawns that endure as a symbol of the 1976-1983 repression.


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