buenos aires 1975

 

Buenos Aires 1975: The silence imposed by the government.

The year 1975 was a tense time in Argentina just before a devastating military coup and brutal dictatorship that lasted until 1983. The government began the campaign “El Silencio es Salud” (Silence is Health). Although purportedly geared for motorists in the city of Buenos Aires to reduce excessive noise, it was widely interpreted as a warning for all Argentines to refrain from political expression. In those years a paramilitary group called AAA (Argentinean Anti-Communism Alliance) started a secret crusade of persecution and murder of many innocent politically active civilians throughout Argentina.

 

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