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The Slogan “Complete Memory”: A Reactive (Re)-signification of the Memory of the Disappeared in Argentina

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The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone

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Following the overruling of the Full Stop and Due Obedience laws in Argentina in June 2005,1 there has been a surge in associations organized under the slogan Memoria Completa (Complete Memory). These groups seek to acquire visibility in the public sphere in a political moment in which prosecutions against military and security officers accused of human rights violations committed during the last dictatorship (1976–1983) have restarted over the last few of years. This revival of military memory was witnessed in several public rallies held at San Martín Square in Buenos Aires since 2006 to pay tribute to the “people killed by subversion,”2 and disseminated in the media through books, press releases, conferences, reports, web pages, and forums about the recent past.3

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Salvi, V. (2011). The Slogan “Complete Memory”: A Reactive (Re)-signification of the Memory of the Disappeared in Argentina. In: Lessa, F., Druliolle, V. (eds) The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230118621_3

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