dirty war

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an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims

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Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo es un grupo que formo durante la Guerra Sucia para protestar el gobierno y buscar informaciOn sobre sus hijos y nietos desaparecidos.
Las Madres eran un movimiento profundo de la solidaridad durante los anos setenta y ochenta mientras ocurria la Guerra Sucia en Argentina.
In fact, that the novel develops a meditation on the relations between criminal fictions and murderous facts -- that is, between the conventions of a literary genre such as crime fiction and the novela negra and the practices of a political regime such as military dictatorship (and more specifically the guerra sucia in Argentina) -- is quite obvious.
We recall that the dark -- indeed, also "dirty" -- story to which the novel persistently refers, and whose violent eruption into the thoughts of Roberta and especially Agustin cannot be ignored, is the story of the guerra sucia.
The book under review begins with an introduction that places the reader in the historical background, from the first immigration waves until the 1970s, during the so-called guerra sucia or dirty war.