The Flight by Horacio Verbitsky
Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior

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Between 1976 and 1983, about two thousand political dissidents were pushed from airborne Argentine military planes into the waters of the Rio de la Plata or the Atlantic Ocean. At the start of their horrific descent into death, all were living and breathing. Many later washed up on Uruguayan beaches, bloated beyond recognition. Retired navy officer Lieutenant Commander Adolfo Francisco Scilingo only pushed out thirty personally. Nevertheless, it was more than he could live with. He approached Horacio Verbitsky and broke the military's code of silence about Argentina's "dirty war."

About Horacio Verbitsky

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Horacio Verbitsky is Argentina's leading investigative journalist, winner of the 1995 Latin American Studies Association Media Award, and author of a dozen books. He also presides over Argentina's main human rights organization, the Center for Legal and Social Studies. He lives in Buenos Aires.
Published August 1, 1996 by New Press, The. 207 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Before Scilingo went public, President Carlos Menem pardoned all military personnel involved in the dirty war, saying, ``Of the two parties involved in it, one was fighting for the rule of law and the others were constantly violating that law.'' Afterward, Menem ordered the military to undergo ``...

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