1 Article by: Constanza Dalla Porta

Constanza Dalla Porta is a PhD student in the department of history at Princeton University. She studies human rights in modern Latin America.

Argentina’s Dictatorship Was Not a “Dirty War.” It Was State Terrorism.

Argentina’s 1976–1983 military dictatorship relied on widespread torture and disappearances to eradicate all political opponents, real or imagined. Seeking to conceal the junta regime’s one-sided terror, the Right still refers to those years as a “dirty war.” But the only accurate way to describe the dictatorship is as a period of “state terrorism.”