The National Declassification Center Releases Records Relating to Human Rights Abuses in Argentina

A Presidential Tasking from the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (NSC) on June 13, 2016, directed various Executive branch departments and agencies, including the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), to search for records relating to human rights abuses committed in Argentina between January 1, 1975, and December 31, 1984, and to review responsive records for public access. In response, NARA assembled staff, including archivists from the National Declassification Center (NDC), the Presidential Libraries, and the Center for Legislative Archives to conduct this search and review. Responsive Presidential records were made available in previous releases and all identified Legislative records were already publicly available. This release represents responsive Executive Branch agency records that have been accessioned into the National Archives and have not been previously released. The NDC coordinated review of the records and prepared them for public release. Records that were released in full or in part may be accessed by using the search form below. Questions may be directed to


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Case IDRecord Group DOCIDHMS REIDHMS EentryFromToDocument TypePagesSubject
529688432734686HS1-187628901UD-14D17Ambassador, STATE, ARA/APUMemo of Conversation7 PDFPresident (Lieutentant General Jorge Rafael Videla)
529688432734672HS1-187628901UD-14D17Amembassy BUENOS AIRESTelegram8 PDFCGT SecGen Casildo Herreras
547558432455873HS1-79813475UD-10D 22SecState WashDCAll American Republic Diplomatic PostsTelegram8 PDFSouth America: Southern Cone Security Practices
547558432455742HS1-79813475UD-10D 22Department of StateAmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESAirgram3 PDFHuman Rights Violations in Argentina
547558432455637HS1-79813475UD-10D 22Amembassy BUENOS AIRESSecstate WASHDCTelegram2 PDFSuccess Claimed for Army in Tucuman
529688432735139HS1-187628901UD-14D17Teletype81 PDF
529688432735137HS1-187628901UD-14D17AmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESSecState WASHDCTelegram7 PDFCoup in Argentina: Sitrep No. 9
529688432735136HS1-187628901UD-14D17AmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram2 PDFW/W Dennis Circo
529688432734685HS1-187628901UD-14D17AmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESTelegram6 PDFCordoba Seminarians
529688432734679HS1-187628901UD-14D17RondonHillLetter2 PDFArgentine Commission on Human Rights
547558432455643HS1-79813475UD-10D 22Amembassy BUENOS AIRESSecstate WASHDCTelegram2 PDFMilitary Decides Not to Intervene, Yet.
547558432455641HS1-79813475UD-10D 22SecState WashDCAmembassy BUENOS AIRESAirgram3 PDFRight-wing Terrorism Since Lopez Rega
547558432455638HS1-79813475UD-10D 22Legal AttacheThe Ambassador via DCMMemorandum2 PDFKidnapping of Hugo Alfredo Anzoarregui, Chief Justice, Buenos Aires Provincial Supreme Court
529688432735131HS1-187628901UD-14D17Amembassy BUENOS AIRESSecState WASHDCTelegram79 PDFAir Force Revolt: Recapitulation and Aftermath
529688432734688HS1-187628901UD-14D17AmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESTelegram3 PDFChurch Reaction to Political Crisis
529688432734684HS1-187628901UD-14D17Report10 PDFAP Story on Ambassador's meeting with President
529688432734681HS1-187628901UD-14D17AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESTelegram3 PDFPapal Nuncio comments on Church-State relations and Political Human Rights scene
529688432734680HS1-187628901UD-14D17RondonHillLetter31 PDFLatin America Political Report
529688432734675HS1-187628901UD-14D17RondonThe FilesReport5 PDFCongressman Drinan on Argentina
529688432734674HS1-187628901UD-14D17RondonHillLetter9 PDFSulgrave
529688432734673HS1-187628901UD-14D17RondonHillLetter6 PDFHuman Rights Report on Argentina
5484521832987998419951UD-05D3Memorandum9 PDFU.S. Military Presence in Argentina
5685721833059351543659UD 08D 1Biographic Sketches1 PDFEsteban Arpad Takacs
5685721833059352543659UD 08D 1Working Paper2 PDFKennedy - Humphrey Amendment
5685721833059354543659UD 08D 1MuskieThe PresidentMemorandum2 PDFU.S. Policy Toward Argentina
5685721833059353543659UD 08D 1Legal Document4 PDFPercy Amendment
5484521832987999419951UD-05D3Memorandum6 PDFTemporary Reduction in MIL GROUP ARGENTINA
5685221833059345526234UD 06D 11Policy Documents30 PDFU.S. Policy Toward The Americas After The Falklands
5296630632734406HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDC Telegram3 PDFW/W Jeanette Gaido
5296630632734542HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram58 PDFRepeated Threats to Chrysler Corp. Personnel
5296630632734409HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram5 PDFDeath Toll Mounts in Anti-Terrorist War
5296630632734413HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram3 PDFSecurity Conditions in Argentina: Advice for Visiting Students
5296630632734412HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY QUITOSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram2 PDFBomb Attacks Against Local Political Leader and Argentine Diplomat
5296630632734410HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram10 PDFERP Commandeers TV Station, Broadcast Statement
5296630632734408HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram2 PDFViolations of Diplomatic Immunity
5296630632734411HS1-187617244UD-14W9AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRESSECSTATE WASHDCTelegram4 PDFAttack on Swedish Diplomat's Wife
5475831932987243HS1-123355591UD 12W 45Folder120 PDFUS Visit of LTG Fortunato Galtieri approved under DA VIP tour program
5475831932987242HS1-123355591UD 12W 45Folder12 PDFArgentine Army CINC Attendance at XIV CAA