Monday, December 27, 2010

My latest News Story On

 So I wrote this piece about the conviction of the former military dictator of Argentina, on charges of crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's so called "Dirty War" from 1976 -1983. The Military sought to eliminate leftist (Socialism and Communist) movements and those who supported them. While these two factions fought it out, eventually the Military became to target not just active leftist militants, but also any and all that were deemed "subversive". Over the course of only  years, nearly 30,000 people "Disappeared" never to be seen again.

Read the article I wrote here and you will get some more information about this terrible chapter in Argentine history:

Here is another article that briefly covers the topic of the "Dirty War"

For an extensive history you read here at Wikipedia:


  1. I read about this yesterday in the WSJ. It made my heart jump. Although it remains disheartening to think how unjust the system so much blood is on his hands and only after all this time has gone by is he convicted. This world is crazy.

  2. It is amazing to me that ever nearly 30 years later, these 6 years of the country's history, still have such an impact on the lives of every Argentine.

  3. Hi Dominick,

    I found your details on your blog, I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request!

    I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find English speaking expats to profile who are living in Argentina. I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

    House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV). The program is a spin-off of the popular House Hunters and has spent the last several seasons exploring the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries. HHI is about a personal journey of discovery and the making of life-long dreams.

    The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different. A great deal of effort will be made to capture rich visuals and to provide sequences where viewers will be exposed to local vistas, traditions, lifestyles and architecture.

    Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best wishes and many thanks,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300