Death of Emilio Eduardo Massera

October 19, 1925 - November 8, 2010
Buenos Aires | Age 85

Argentine coup leader dies
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DEBORA REY, The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine coup leader Emilio Eduardo Massera died Monday after suffering for years from a heart condition and dementia that left him too ill to be tried for crimes against humanity. He was 85.

Massera, a former admiral and member of the military junta that toppled President Isabel Peron in 1976, died at about 4 p.m. of a cerebral hemorrhage, said Ruben Venedus, chief of clinical medicine at the Navy Hospital. A judge...

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