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Argentina's voice passed away

writer Ernesto Sabato died at 99

Photo by Luisbarrueto

Photo by Luisbarrueto

Writer Ernesto Sabato passed away at his Buenos Aires home at age 99. During the Alfonsìn government he founded and presided the Comisión Nacional sobre la Desaparición de Personas dealing with the inquiry and reports about the missing people.

Thanks to his commitment it was possible to start trials in Argentina and in 1984 Sabato filed the CONADEP report which for the first time collected the pieces of testimony about the crimes perpetrated by the Argentinian regime.

Ernesto Sabato is the author of:The Tunnel, On Heroes and Tombs, Angel of darkness, Before the end.

2 May 2011

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