Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers

Paraguay Gives Remains of Military Dictatorship Victims to Families

The victims' remains are the only ones identified to date among about 400 people who were executed and 19,000 tortured under the rule of Alfredo Stroessner

A Paraguay flag waves in front of a school in Misiones, photo: Wikimedia Commons
By Reuters Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
6 months ago

ASUNCION – The remains of four people killed during Paraguay’s 1954-1989 military dictatorship were given to their families on Friday in an emotional ceremony that was the first of its kind.

The victims’ remains are the only ones identified to date among about 400 people who were executed and 19,000 tortured under the rule of Alfredo Stroessner, according to Paraguay’s Truth and Justice Commission, established in 2003.

“It is a job that we started a long time ago and that at the same time opens a new door of struggle because now we must insist that the judiciary determine what happened,” said Rogelio Goiburú, a member of the justice ministry’s board of historical memory and reparation.


The remains, identified last year, belong to two Paraguayans: Miguel Angel Soler, a former communist party general secretary, and Castulo Vera Baez, a farmer. Both vanished in 1977.

The other victims were Rafaela Filipazzi, an Italian citizen, and Jose Agustin Potenza of Argentina. Both disappeared in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1977 but were killed in Paraguay.

Under the so-called Plan Condor, authoritarian rulers in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia traded information in order to hunt down and kill exiled opponents in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I am very happy after many years of pain and searching… we have to make an effort for the repressors of all countries to be tried,” said Silvia Potenza, the daughter of Jose Agustin, who traveled form Argentina for the ceremony.


Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News

Muslim Prayers End Peacefully at Jerusal ...

11 hours ago

Money Man: Beckham's Video Calls Attenti ...

11 hours ago

Few Heed Call for Mass Protest in Venezu ...

11 hours ago

Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Apologizes f ...

12 hours ago
Most Popular

1 dead, 6 Injured After Knife Attack at ...

By The Associated Press

Mexican Poet, Philosopher Ramón Xirau Di ...

By Notimex

Few Heed Call for Mass Protest in Venezu ...

By The Associated Press

Cilantro: Source of Antioxidants for Liv ...

By The News

Manuel Backs up Historic Olympic Win wit ...

By The Associated Press