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Desaparecidos means literally "the disappeared" in Spanish, and is a reference to people who were arrested, often illegally, by various South American military governments and then vanished. Forced disappearance was followed by detention in camps, often interrogation under torture, and finally murder, sometimes performed under the guise of a legal execution, but usually intending to leave no traces. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A forced disappearance occurs when an organization (usually a ruling government, and usually one that is a police state or dictatorship) forces a person to disappear from public view. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Death by Rugging be merged into this article or section. ...

The verb desaparecer, like its English translation disappear, is grammatically intransitive, but it is used in this word to imply causativity (so desaparecidos are people who were "made to disappear"). In grammar, an intransitive verb is an action verb that takes no object. ...

Desaparecidos in Argentina

Between 1976 and 1983, in Argentina, it is thought that up to 30,000 dissidents, and people connected to them, were subject to forced disappearance under the military junta that was in power. From bits and pieces of information collected from military officers involved in the so-called "Dirty War", many victims were sedated and dumped from airplanes into the River Plate (today these are called vuelos de la muerte, flights of death). Other people were held in camps; the most notorious one was the Navy's Mechanics Training School (ESMA) in the Núñez district of Buenos Aires. Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Augusto Pinochet (sitting) was an army general who led a military coup in Chile in 1973. ... Jump to: navigation, search The term dirty war generally refers to a program of state terrorism in response to perceived subversion that threatens a countrys stability. ... A satellite view of the estuary Another satellite view of the estuary The River Plate (Spanish: Río de la Plata) is the estuary formed from the combination of the Uruguay River and the Parana River. ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ...

Many women gave birth in captivity, and their children were given illegally in adoption to families of military or police personnel, or their friends, while their mothers were killed soon after. The task of locating these children and restoring their lost identity has been going on ever since the restoration of democracy in 1983, and has been key in unveiling the atrocities committed by some people otherwise protected by the laws that mandated an end to the trials of former military government officials, or by the pardon granted by President Carlos Menem in 1999, since appropriating children from their mothers is a crime that lies outside the scope of military procedures, and thus also outside any kind of amnesty law or pardon that implies orders in a military context. Jump to: navigation, search Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it. ... Jump to: navigation, search Carlos Saúl Menem (born July 2, 1930) was President of Argentina from July 8, 1989 to December 10, 1999 for the Justicialist Party (Peronist). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

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