Argentina’s notorious military dictatorship was responsible for the forced disappearances of over 30,000 people. Yet for poor and indigenous communities, the disappearances are still happening.
The disappearance and death of Santiago Maldonado has overshadowed Sunday’s midterm congressional election in a country where potential cases of abuse by security forces are particularly sensitive.
The family of Santiago Maldonado, an activist for indigenous rights, says he went missing while in police custody. The incident has become a reminder of the thousands disappeared by the military regime from 1976 to 1983.
Leaders of the trade federation say President Mauricio Macri will not win over investors by threatening their status, cutting wages and reducing the standard of living.
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