Wednesday, 25 June 2008

World Cup 1978

It's thirty years since Argentina beat Holland to become football World Championships. It was a hollow victory, however, since behind the show of international cooperation and friendship and national cameradie, the regime was torturing and murdering its own people.

Here we can see junta leader Rafael Videla celebrating a goal. The prisoners in the ESMA, held blindfolded and tortured with electric shocks, were just 700m from the River Plate Stadium, and could hear the cheers and yells after a team scored.

There are photos and videos available on Clarin's site:

Aquella final del Mundial 78
(Clarin, also photo credit)

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