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Ex-Argentine General Menendez Detained

A retired general under Argentina’s former dictatorship has been detained amid an investigation of alleged human rights abuses during military rule, authorities said Tuesday. Retired Gen. Luciano Benjamin Menendez, former chief of the 3rd Army Group, was picked up in the central Argentine city of Cordoba, a federal court official said. Four other officers and a civilian intelligence agent under the 1976-83 dictatorship also were being sought in the investigation, authorities said. A leading Cordoba newspaper, La Voz del Interior, reported Tuesday that the former officers are wanted in the case of four people who prosecutors say where illegally detained, tortured and then reported to have died in a December 1977 clash with leftist rebels. Full Story

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