CRENZEL Emilio Ariel
"The Narrative of the Disappearances in Argentina: The "Nunca Más" Report"
CRENZEL, EMILIO ARIEL
BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH
Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2013 vol. 32 p. 174 - 174
This paper analyzes the Nunca Más (Never Again) report issued by the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP) created by constitutional President Raúl Alfonsín in 1983 to investigate the thousands of forced disappearances perpetrated in Argentina. Nunca Más provided a new interpretation of the country?s recent violent past, which combined the Alfonsín intention to bring the perpetrators of political violence to trial with the humanitarian narrative forged by victims of the disappeared during the dictatorship to denounce the political repression, redefined the magnitude of the disappearances, and officially held the responsibility of the Armed Forces in the human rights violations.