BUENOS AIRES — The Armenian National Committee of South America issued a statement on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina. The statement mentions that ever since the establishment of democracy, Argentina has made huge steps towards democracy and the protection of human rights.
“Our struggle for the recognition of the genocide committed against the Armenian people, justice and compensation recorded its greatest achievements when issues related to human rights came into focus. At the same time, raising our voices about Armenian issues was helpful in terms of the recognition of crimes against humanity that had taken place in Argentina,” reads the statement.
Argentinian Armenians also state that every anniversary of the military coup of 1976 is an opportunity for them to revise memories and build future, without denying the past.
A military coup took place in Argentina in 1976. The junta preserved the power until 1983, when Argentina lost the Falklands War against Great Britain.