Argentine Torture Site to Become Museum

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It took two decades for the government to begin recognizing the sites where thousands of citizens were tortured and killed by the military junta during Argentina's so-called Dirty War, and next year the most infamous one will finally be vacated by the military so it can become a museum.

President Nestor Kirchner announced plans in 2004 to create a "Museum of Memory" on the site of the Navy Mechanics' School, resolving a long controversy over what to do with the white-colonnaded buildings on well-tended lawns that endure as a symbol of the 1976-1983 repression.

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