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Argentines Mark 29th Anniversary of Military Coup


Thousands of Argentines have rallied to mark the 29th anniversary of a military coup that ushered in the country's last dictatorship.

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo - Argentine women who protest the disappearance of their sons during the military regime - marched Thursday in front of government headquarters in Buenos Aires.

The mothers and other Argentines demanded justice for the victims of the military junta.

Human rights groups say as many as 30,000 people died or disappeared during Argentina's seven years of military rule that ended in 1983. The period is known as Argentina's "dirty war."

Former Argentine dictator Jorge Videla, who led the military coup that unseated President Isabela Peron in 1976, is now under house arrest.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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