The candidate for national deputy for Together for Change in the City of Buenos Aires Ricardo Lopez Murphy He sparked controversy by questioning the number of disappeared left by the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina.
“There are not 30 thousand missing. There I believe what Graciela Fernández Meijide said and what Darío Lopérfido said, what is in the official documents, “said the economist in an interview with Luis Novaresio, on A24.
And I add: “I don’t believe in that numberI believe that the official number is the one that corresponds to documents issued by the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, and CONADEP. There are no secrets there.
He also explained that “this number originated to draw the attention of Europeans in the process of the terrible internal conflict that took place”, while remarking that “this number was, confessed by the one who generated it, artificially inflated“, alluding to the statements of Lopérfido, who at the beginning of the year said that the figure” was arranged on a table. “
Ricardo López Murphy insisted on his controversial view of the disappeared during the last military dictatorship. Photo Rafael Mario Quinteros
On the other hand, he downplayed the magnitude of the final number of disappeared, since “if they are 30,000 or 7,000 it’s an equal tragedy, it’s a barbarity”.
“I don’t feel like discussing the episodes of the 70s, but if they force us, we will. We have to take charge, we don’t have to be in hiding. What I think I believed it in the past, I believe it now and I will believe it in the future”Added the former Minister of Economy, who will compete in the City STEP against the former Buenos Aires governor María Eugenia Vidal, in the Juntos por el Cambio intern.
Finally, he closed: “The government of doctor (Carlos) Menem made a law to compensate those who had suffered persecution. What I always said is that there had to be an even law to those who suffered terrorist aggression. For example, the conscript soldiers who bravely defended the regiment in Formosa against the attack of the subversive forces ”.
Ricardo López Murphy, accompanied by several members of his candidate lists
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Last Saturday, at the closing hours of the lists for the legislative elections in November, Ricardo López Murphy left a message of union in JxC to prevail against the ruling party: “We have to show the difference and we have to do it cooperatively, because later we are going to converge in a great front that will have as its task defeat Kirchnerism“.
In the City of Buenos Aires, a group of radicals dissatisfied with the agreement between Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Martín Lousteau, who from the group ” Adelante Ciudad “will present JxC’s third offer.
Meanwhile, the Frente de Todos has a list of unity headed by presidential adviser Leandro Santoro, followed by Gisela Marziotta, Carlos Heller, Lorena Pokoik and Matías Tombolini.