Death of Jorge Rafael Videla

August 2, 1925 - May 17, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina | Age 87

Argentine ex-dictator dies in prison
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MICHAEL WARREN, The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate "subversives," died Friday while serving life sentences in prison for crimes against humanity.

Federal Prison Service Director Victor Hortel said he died of natural causes in the Marcos Paz prison.

Videla ran one of the bloodiest military governments...

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