Carter Center hosts Argentina "Dirty War" forum

Organizers: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to lead the discussion

By Monica Whitsel - Associate producer , Associated Press
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Argentina's 30th anniversary of the Dirty war back in March of 2006.

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Carter Center in Atlanta is hosting a forum on Argentina's Dirty War.  The discussion is expected to focus on human rights violations of the war. 

The sold out event will take place Wednesday at the center. 

According to organizers former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (below) will lead a discussion. 


Argentina's Dirty War, also known as the Process of National Reorganization, lasted from 1976 to 1983.  President Carter, in office from 1977 to 1981, protested the war by withdrawing military and economic support. 

According to Carter Center officials say the war consisted of tens of thousands arrested, tortured and killed.  The war was an effort to end political dissidents.  

Organizers say former U.S. Embassy officer in Argentina Tex Harris is expected to be one of the panelists. 

According to the Carter Center website a documentary will begin the start of the form. 

The discussion starts at 7 p.m. and can be watched live on the Carter Center website.

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