US releases new documents on Argentina’s dirty war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is giving Argentina 5,600 newly declassified documents related to human rights abuses committed during the military dictatorship that ruled the South American country between 1976 and 1983.

The collection comes from 16 agencies and adds to the nearly 50,000 pages of documents already delivered in previous releases as part of The Argentina Declassification Project, the largest government-to-government declassification effort in U.S. history.

United States archivist David Ferriero handed several hard drives of scanned documents Friday to Argentine Minister of Justice German Caravano during a ceremony at the National Archives Building.

The ceremony took place as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a four-day Latin America tour that takes him to Chile, Paraguay and Peru.

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