Argentina’s Coup: Social Myth, Memory and History

Federico Guillermo Lorenz shows that those who control the present are sometimes able to control interpretations of the past.

Lieutenant General Jorge Rafael Videla swearing the Oath as he becomes the President of Argentina.What narratives have shaped the history of the military coup in Argentina of March 24th, 1976? Which social actors have felt the right or need to tell the history of the years of dictatorship that followed? How do these narratives influence the present? Controversies upon the meaning of this day are still strong.

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