Argentine Judge Orders Arrest of Isabel Peron

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A judge Thursday ordered the arrest of former President Isabel Peron -- wife of Argentine strongman Juan Peron -- for questioning into alleged links to a right-wing death squad before she was ousted in a 1976 military coup.

Isabel Peron is sought in connection with three decrees she signed calling on the armed forces to crack down on "subversive elements," a judge's spokesman said.

Judge Raul Acosta also ordered her detained for questioning into the disappearance of leftist Hector Aldo Fagetti Gallego in early 1976, a turbulent period leading up to the Latin nation's "Dirty War" that came during a 1976-83 military dictatorship, the judge's spokesman said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to address the media.

[She was Peron's second wife. Eva Peron, about whom the musical was made, died decades ago.]

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