Awaiting the Historic Decision
Today the Tribunal Oral Federal 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina will hand down a historic judgment in the prosecution of Jorge Rafeal Videla, the former military dictator of Argentina and 10 others on trial for 'el robo de bebés'(the systematic kidnapping of babies). The case would be the first to find that there was a 'systematic plan' thus qualifying it as a crime against humanity.
An estimated 500 children were robbed from their parents in Argentina. This crime has become the focus of activism in the country, led by the Madres and now Abuelas de la plaza de mayo. It was also the subject matter of La Historia Oficial (1985) directed by Luis Puenzo. This was the first Latin American movie to win an Oscar.
You can read more about the Videla case in Spanish here: http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/ultimas/20-197982-2012-07-05.html