ARGENTINA

Retired general given life sentence for crimes during dictatorship

Retired Argentine general Jorge Olivera Rovere was sentenced Friday to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1979-1983 dictatorship, including the assassination of two Uruguayan lawmakers.

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AFP - Retired Argentine general Jorge Olivera Rovere was sentenced Friday to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1979-1983 dictatorship, including the assassination of two Uruguayan lawmakers.

Judge Daniel Gordo sentenced the 82-year-old after a case involving four murders and 107 disappearances or kidnappings.

Rovere gained international notoriety as the sometime spokesman of Argentine dictator Leopoldo Galtieri during the 1982 Falklands War with Britain.
 

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