Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, died of a heart attack resulting from injuries and broken bones he suffered five days earlier when he fell in the shower, judicial sources told the official Telam news agency. The erstwhile strongman was found dead Friday inside his cell at the prison where he was serving a life sentence for ...
Eduardo Amadeo, a legislator from the opposition Peronist Front, left, speaks against an agreement between Argentina and Iran in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The signs read in Spanish "Iran kills," left, and "Do not betray their memory, no to the agreement with the Iran regime." (AP Photo/Victor R. ...
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Preliminary autopsy results say former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla died from fractures and a hemorrhage suffered in a fall in the shower while he was serving a life sentence for human rights violations. The 87-year-old was found dead Friday in his prison cell, five days after he fell. The preliminary report released Monday says the hemorrhage that he ...
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Share/Bookmark Argentina is no longer a world leader in beef exports. Of the countries that make up the trading block Mercosur, Argentina exports the least amount of beef, trailing behind the likes of Brazil, Uruguay, and ...
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The business representative of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires Alí Pakdaman announced on Monday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad endorsed without Congress approval the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Argentina and Tehran in order to investigate the AMIA Jewish centre bombing which killed 85 people in ...
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has requested World Trade Organization consultations with the European Union regarding measures imposed by the EU and its member states that affect the importation and marketing of biodiesel, as well as measures supporting the biodiesel industry.Argentina is specifically referring to measures applied by the EU for the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and the introduction of ...
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will meet on Friday her Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner for talks on enhanced bilateral cooperation, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.The Brazil-Argentina Business Council created during Rousseff's visit to Argentina on Jan. 31 will meet for the first time in Brasilia on Friday, a statement released Wednesday by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, ...
Chilean company Lan Airlines said on Saturday it was "gradually resuming" domestic and international flights in Argentina that it had suspended on Friday due to a conflict with state-run Intercargo company. Intercargo said it had re-established the service to Lan after the airline agreed to cancel a ...
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Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, died of a heart attack resulting from injuries and broken bones he suffered five days earlier when he fell in the shower, judicial sources told the official Telam news agency.
The erstwhile strongman was found dead Friday inside his cell at the prison where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.
The preliminary medical report said that May 12, Videla has taken "a fall while showering in one of the bathrooms at the Marcos Paz Prison that resulted in broken bones".
The document added that the former dictator was taking anticoagulant medications, which - with the fractures resulting from the fall - caused internal hemorrhaging that led to a heart attack.
Judge Juan Pablo Salas is still awaiting other complementary studies, including a toxicology report, which will be completed within 20 days, the sources told Telam.
It is expected that the judge will meet with relatives of Videla to notify them of the autopsy results and it will be then that the remains of the former strongman will be turned over to them for burial.
The Videla family has not disclosed where they plan to bury the general. ...
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