Conflict & Justice

Uncovering the Crimes of Argentina's Junta


Robert Cox (Photo: WGBH)

Two former Argentine military rulers have been found guilty of overseeing the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners in 1970s. Robert Cox, the editor of the Buenos Aires Herald was among the first to uncover the role of the Argentine military in stealing the babies.

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"This awful thing of killing mothers, giving away their babies and taking away their identity has really captured the soul of Argentina," Cox tells host Marco Werman. "And I hope it will help the country to cure itself, to get back to, you know, humanity. Because this country went through a time of incredible horror which most people appeared to ignore."