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Encyclopedia > Reynaldo Bignone
Reynaldo Bignone
Term of Office: July 1, 1982
December 10, 1983
Predecessor: Alfredo Saint-Jean
Successor: Raúl Alfonsín
Vice-president: none
Date of Birth: 1928
Place of Birth: Morón, Buenos Aires
Profession: Military
Political Party: none

Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone Ramayón (born January 21, 1928) is a former Argentine general and the de facto president of the country from July 1, 1982 to December 10, 1983. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alfredo Oscar Saint-Jean was an army brigade general who briefly served as interim de facto President of Argentina from June 18 to July 1, 1982, during a period of military rule, after his predecessor Leopoldo Galtieri was ousted from office due to the countrys defeat in the Falklands... Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (born 13 March 1927) is an Argentine politician, who was the President of Argentina from 10 December 1983 to 9 July 1989. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Morón is a city in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, capital of the department of Morón, located in the Gran Buenos Aires urban region. ... This article lists political parties in Argentina. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He became leader of the country after former President Leopoldo Galtieri had stepped down after Argentina's defeat by the UK in the Falklands War. His power did not last long; without the Falkland Islands as an issue and newly allowed to express certain degrees of dissent under Galtieri, Argentine protests made the restoration of democracy inevitable. Nevertheless, General Bignone tried to condition the return to democracy by imposing limits to any future investigation of human-rights violations that had taken place during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. This proposal was soundly rejected by the civilian political parties and opened the way to the trials ordered by Raúl Alfonsín in 1983. Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (July 15, 1926 - January 12, 2003) was an Argentinian general and dictator. ... The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was a war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands (also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, occurring between April and June of 1982. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Alfredo Saint-Jean
President of Argentina
19821983
Succeeded by:
Raúl Alfonsín

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Ex-dictator admits 8000 disappeared in 'dirty war' - smh.com.au (439 words)
Former Argentine dictator General Reynaldo Bignone has admitted that 8000 people were kidnapped and killed during the 1976-83 military regime and said the church leadership had given its approval to torture practices.
Bignone said the ruling junta had asked Roman Catholic bishops in Argentina about the use of torture, and were told that it was permissible under certain circumstances.
Bignone also said that, of the 8000 who were kidnapped, then killed, about 1500 had died during the government of Maria Estela Martinez de Peron, who was ousted by military coup in 1976.
Jorge Rafaél Videla killer file (5100 words)
Bignone also introduces a general amnesty for all members of the military implicated in crimes against humanity.
Reynaldo Benito Bignone is sentenced to jail but receives early release.
According to Bignone, French instructors schooled the Argentine military in torture techniques, while leaders of the Roman Catholic Church gave blessing to its use "as long as the man speaks while in his right mind".
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